Despite coronavirus fears, Nigeria has taken no action to stop its pangolin trade!
Add your name if you want them to stop persecuting these endangered animals NOW!
Scientists agree that it is likely that coronavirus spread from bats, and then to pangolins, before being transmitted to humans.
This process happened because these wild animals were living in close proximity to one another, as well as humans, in the so-called wet markets of Wuhan, China.
As a result, "Chinese authorities have closed down or put under quarantine about about 20,000 wildlife farms to curb wildlife trade. Vietnam is considering a similar ban," reported Quartz Africa.
Nigeria, on the other hand, has done nothing.
"An investigation into pangolin trafficking found Nigeria was linked to 55% of pangolin scales seized globally between 2016 and 2019," said the same source.
But the worst part is...
"All eight species of pangolins are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) SSC Pangolin Specialist Group," according to SavePangolins.org.
Just look at the figures.
"It is estimated that more than a million pangolins have been snatched from the wild in the past decade.
"A pangolin is snatched from the wild every 5 minutes," said PangolinSG.org.
It's time for this abusive trade to end, before these wonderful creatures disappear forever.
We're calling on Muhammad Mahmood, Nigeria Minister of Environment, to do the right thing, and take action within his nation's government to put an end to the trade of pangolins.
Don't you want to save these beautiful, unique creatures from extinction AND reduce the risks of another virus hitting humanity?
Then add your name to demand Nigeria take strong, immediate action to stop the pangolin trade once and for all!