Freeland founder Steven Galster launched a global campaign against wildlife crime called ‘Endpandemics’ in Bangkok on Wednesday. He called on the government to ban commercial trade in wildlife.
Activists crusading against wildlife life crime say Thailand could be a worldwide pioneer in halting pandemics by further getting serious about and stopping to be a passage for the illicit natural life exchange. They accept this would help stop creature to-human illness transmission. They said logical data has indicated that most of developing diseases for the most part begin from wet markets where wild animals are confined.
Talking at a question and answer session to dispatch a worldwide crusade “Endpandemics” on Wednesday, Steven Galster, the author of Freeland who began the battle focused on the worldwide network in April when the Covid-19 pandemic extended internationally, approached the legislature to make increasingly forceful move to boycott the business exchange wild creatures.
He said the nation could return to its top place in the region in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade under the framework of the Asean Wildlife Enforcement Network known as ASEAN-WEN. He said Thailand’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak had been exemplary, resulting in some of the lowest numbers of cases and deaths in the world.
However, it has invited the following viral bomb to detonate, which is the unlawful untamed life exchange on its own doorstep. He said there should be solid endeavors from all partners, particularly law authorization, to totally boycott it.
He added Thailand should close its gate to wildlife traders and lead other countries by example to follow the World Health Organization (WHO) “One Health” approach that involves simultaneously protecting people, wild animals and ecosystems. “A new vaccine will not work against a new outbreak strain,” Mr Galster said.
“A true, sustainable vaccine will address the root causes of these outbreaks but there needs to be a new approach not only for the protection of people, but of wildlife and natural ecosystems as well.
“Thailand can be that global leader by becoming the first country in the world to ban all commercial trade in wild animals.”
Thailand is generally known as a territorial center point for natural life wrongdoing because of its geographic area and transport framework connecting to different nations in spite of its endeavors to control untamed life wrongdoing.