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Wet Markets

The Animal Justice Party (AJP) is opposed to wet markets that sell and slaughter live animals. Wet markets are cruel and contribute to wildlife exploitation and the spread of zoonotic diseases. The AJP calls upon all countries, including Australia, to prohibit them immediately.

Key Objectives

  1. Prohibit the keeping, selling and slaughtering of live animals in Australian wet markets.
  2. Apply international pressure to oppose overseas wet markets that sell live farmed and wild animals.
  3. Raise awareness of the risk of zoonoses associated with wet markets and the enormous social, economic and health consequences for the global population (see our Biosecurity Policy).
  4. Raise awareness of the connection between wet markets and the global trade in wildlife and its impacts on wildlife conservation.

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