Giselle Bundchen BACKING United Nations Animal Rights Campaign

Published on Мау 26, 2016

Supermodel GISELE BUNDCHEN is throwing her support behind a United Nations campaign benefiting animals.

Giselle Bundchen

The former Victoria’s Secret model is helping to launch the United Nations Environment Programme campaign Wild for Life, which has been set up to raise awareness about poaching around the world.

“Recently, I was made aware of the numerous challenges facing so many of our most beloved species because of the illegal trade in wildlife,” she writes on The Huffington Post. “This shameful trade is pushing species to the edge of extinction.

“One story that touched my heart is the plight of the Pangolin, a little known creature that is the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world. As a result of greed they may sadly be gone before most of us have ever even learned their name or seen one. This is the unfortunate reality that makes it hard to be hopeful for their future.”

“Nonetheless, there is hope,” she continues. “We need to prompt a radical, global shift in thinking about the illegal trade in wildlife. This is why I am supporting the United Nation’s Wild for Life campaign…

“You may know that I have led an activity every year for the last five years for World Environment Day to challenge everyone to take action on a topic. People over the years have inspired me by their passion of for accepting the UNEP challenges to help make a difference… Let’s all join together to be part of shepherding the change and help stop unnecessary extinctions of our wildlife for greed. My goal is to share my knowledge and inspire you to help me take action by creating awareness and ultimately bringing an end to this global wildlife crisis…”

Gisele also previously worked with the organisation on the Think. Eat. Save campaign, which was created to raise awareness about food waste.

Giselle Bundchen

“You know that 40 percent of the food in the United States gets thrown away because it doesn’t look a certain way,” she previously said on the Today show. “It’s crazy, just because the apple is not the right size or the carrot is not straight enough it just doesn’t get accepted. So, amazing delicious food gets thrown away because it doesn’t look a certain way.”