Newly crowned World No.1 Andy Murray has signed a petition by World Wildlife Fund calling on Vietnam to end its illegal wildlife trade. Murray is also a WWF ambassador, added his name to the 155,000 signatures strong petition ahead of a conference on the illegal wildlife trade in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Some 1,338 rhinos and around 20,000 elephants were killed across Africa last year by poachers to feed illegal markets in horn and ivory, WWF said. Murray said, “I have just signed the WWF petition to urge Vietnam to end its illegal trade in wildlife products.
Some of the world’s most beautiful species are threatened by this horrendous crime – from tigers to pangolins to elephants to rhinos. It’s up to each one of us to do our part and take a stand against it, so I encourage everyone to sign this petition.” WWF’s petition, which has signatories from around the world, will be handed to the Vietnamese government at the meeting in Hanoi.