On August 22, 2022 Lady Freethinker sent a letter to the World Health Organization urging them to use their authority to push for a ban on all live-animal markets across the globe. These markets are petri dishes for new diseases, and if we continue to stuff sick and stressed animals into cages stacked atop one another and kill them in bloody markets, new viruses will continue to arise.

Live-animal markets exist all around the world – including in the United States.

We’re calling for a worldwide ban, and are asking people to sign our petition urging the Sumatran government to shut down live-markets and ban the dog meat trade, after our 2022 investigation revealed that dogs and other animals are kept in filthy conditions and are violently killed.