Here is a genuinely heartfelt plea from Mr Mostapha Zaher, the Director – General National of the Environmental Protection Agency, Afghanistan for Etsy to stop putting the 100 to 160 snow leopards left in that country at risk.
The killing, trapping, snaring, disturbing of the snow leopard habitat, as well as, trading in their skins, pelts and body parts is an illegal activity. These rare magnificent creatures of God are on the brink of extinction. We the people of Afghanistan request Mr. Chad Dickerson, CEO of Etsy.com to reconsider this cruel and vile trade. Please stop this insanity now. You have no right to create an outlet that destroys the wildlife of my country. Only between 100 and 160 snow leopards are left in my country and my Agency fully intends to protect them and their future. The snow leopard is on the critically endangered species list. Please listen to your heart and not to your profit. Sincerely, Mostapha Zaher Director – General National Environmental Protection Agency – Afghanistan
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