Last week, we held a virtual Parliamentary Reception ‘Preventing the next pandemic’ to demonstrate the strong scientific evidence and overwhelming Canadian support for the federal government to commit to curbing the commercial wildlife trade. Members of Parliament, Senators and government staff attended the event to hear compelling presentations from top scientific experts and an incredible cast of celebrities and MPs from all political parties who spoke out in support of our campaign.
At the reception, we informed policy makers of the shocking findings from our latest report on Canada’s role in the wildlife trade. Our new report is starting to garner media interest, including on CBC's Radio Canada, CTV News, NEWSTALK Sauga 960 AM and iHeartRadio (the interview with our Campaign Director Melissa Matlow starts at 32:40).
We will be sharing a recording of the Parliamentary Reception with you soon, and we are continuing to meet with government to build support for this important campaign. We will keep you updated every step of the way.
In the meantime, we have some good news stories to share with you this month and our new report that shows how big banks are funding animal cruelty and habitat destruction in the Amazon.