Run by dangerous international networks and companies the illegal wildlife trade has become out of control. It has escalated into a worldwide crisis as an increasing proportion of many species are directly affected by poachers. It is the largest direct threat to the future of many of the worlds most endangered species. Not only are the lives of the animals at risk but also the local communities. Many of the small villages rely on tourism as their main source of income, however without any animals to see these villages are at risk of a loss of tourism.
It is causing the extinction of many animals. Many species that were once a large number are now becoming endangered due to wildlife trade. The loss of so many species and lives is causing an imbalance in nature. Wildlife trade is the second biggest threat to the environment after the destruction of animal habitat. Since there are fewer animals left in the wild, and they are disappearing fats, the tribals are being affected. They survive on the meat of the animals. Others are also being killed in the process. There is incidental killing of non-target species, such as dolphins and seabirds, when they are caught in fishing gear. It is estimated that over a quarter of the global marine fisheries catch is incidental, unwanted, and discarded. Incidental killing of animals also happens on land when crude traps are set (for example, for musk deer or duikers). These cause damage and death to a variety of animals besides the intended ones. This is the reason we should work together to stop wildlife trade.
Without humans wild population would stabilize, there is no need for us to intervene to keep one population in check. People that buy and sell animals for money are stealing from the population that belongs to the public. No one can own nature, Humans are selfish and we should sell those humans into a slave trade and see how they like it
Wildlife trading should be banned due to cruel treatment of the animals that are being trafficking as well as the loss of life that is caused. If animals are going to be trafficked then there will be animals living in parts of the world they are not adapted to and are possibly not being cared for.
There are less animals roaming this earth free of being poached for the most inane things. Wildlife trading must be stopped before it is too late. Trading for potions, trinkets, fur, bones, and other body parts, what is wrong with the human race?
All wildlife deserves the right of Personhood and all rights that go with that.
"Follow the money!" As long as wildlife is viewed as a commodity to be traded we will not stop the illegal trafficking, exploitation and abuse. Wildlife cannot pay for itself thus it deserves public moneys to preserve and protect its habitat, simply because it is the right thing to do.
History has shown that various wildlife is better acclimated at survival than some of the native species. For example, rabbits are not indigenous to Australia and when they were introduced they created mass problems since they had no natural predators. Without anyone to control the population, rabbits went wild and destroyed many of the Australian native species. Because of the destructive nature of some species, wildlife trade needs to be banned.
Wildlife trade should not be banned because it is sometimes necessary to introduce a non-indigenous species to control another species. The introduction of species is a better method of control than poison, trapping or hunting. However, species introduction or removal must be done carefully, with an eye to future ramifications. This could not be accomplished if there were no wildlife trade.
Wildlife trade can be a good thing in keeping certain populations down, but there should be restrictions with serious consequences if those populations are so interfered with that it affects the balance of wildlife and causes to creating extinctions of animals. Man does not have the right to pillage nature, that's just irresponsible and plain hubris.
Banning the wildlife trade would be detrimental to some species, therefore we should not ban the trade. These living creatures have fought to be alive and remain a part of our world for decades, some centuries, so why would we just give up on them now? No; we should take action like they have and keep fighting for their survival. As things keep evolving these wildlife creatures will adapt, however some animals may lose the circle of life battle without mankind's help.