Save Vietnam's Wildlife (SVW) has proposed to the Vietnamese National Assembly to ban the eating of wild animals.
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As wild animal trading still happens in Vietnam, Save Vietnam's Wildlife has asked the Standing Committee of the National Assembly to issue a ban on eating or turning wildlife into pets, and catching endangered or rare animals to make medicines.
The ban on wildlife trading must be tightened no matter if the animals are dead or alive. Specimen trading must also be banned.
The organisations also suggested banning people from raising endangered and rare animals for profit. The government should issue a list of animals that are allowed to be raised by scientists.
Using wild animals for educational and scientific purposes must follow all regulations and be closely monitored. The animals will have chips inserted for better management.
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Over 1,500 cases of violations of laws on wildlife protection were discovered within the 2013-2017 period.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has appealed for an end to the wildlife trade and consumption across the Asia-Pacific region amid the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and similar diseases in recent years.