Help stop firms investing in extinction

Our research has discovered 88 traditional Chinese medicine products claiming to contain leopard and pangolin on sale online. Some also claimed to contain tiger and rhino horn, despite claims from the Chinese Government that this is prohibited.

Most traditional Chinese medicine doesn’t include wildlife, but at least 72 big pharmaceutical companies in the industry are selling products containing leopard bone and pangolin scales.


Our research has recently revealed 62 international financial institutions had invested in three major pharmaceutical groups manufacturing products containing leopard and pangolin.

These investors were banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset managers based in Australia, Canada, the EU, Japan, Switzerland, the UK and the US.

Leopard skulls for sale

Many are Fortune 500 companies and household names. They included AXA, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Legal & General, Prudential, Royal Bank of Canada, and Goldman Sachs.

It’s extremely disappointing to think that well-known financial organisations have been profiting from the use of threatened species.

With your help, we want to put pressure on these companies to stop funding extinction.

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If enough investors turn their backs on pharmaceutical companies that use threatened wildlife, it could persuade manufacturers to switch to sustainable plant-based alternatives.

Stand with us to put pressure on these companies now!

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