Deadly diseases like COVID-19 can emerge from live animal exploitation and trade, which remain threats to global public health. It’s critical that the U.S. take action now to safeguard animals and people alike from future outbreaks.
Congress is considering a bipartisan bill, sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Reps. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) and Fred Upton (R-MI-6), to protect against wildlife-human disease transmission: the Preventing Future Pandemics Act (S. 37/H.R. 151). This forward-looking legislation will stop the trade in live wild animals for food and medicine and help to safeguard biodiversity around the world.
Let your two U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative know that you support the Preventing Future Pandemics Act—and urge them to do the same.