What is the Faunacide Convention?

The International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Faunacide (i.e., the “Faunacide Convention”) strengthens the protections of the International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (i.e., the “Genocide Convention”) and extends those protections to all other sentient species.

The Genocide Convention was adopted by the United Nations in 1948 and went into force in 1951.  The text of the Faunacide Convention is substantially identical to that of the Genocide Convention, except for the additional protections described in Sections 2 of the Faunacide Convention.