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Harrison Ford Fights the Endangered Pet Trade
Hollywood Helping Endangered Species

A veteran of the film industry, Harrison Ford is also a longtime supporter of environmental causes.

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A veteran of the film industry, Harrison Ford is also a longtime supporter of environmental causes. For over ten years, Ford has served an active role on the board of Conservation International, one of the largest and most influential conservation organizations in the world. His passion for protecting endangered species also inspired him to team up with the U.S. State Department and the nonprofit WildAid to snuff out the illegal wildlife trade.

In 2008, Ford reached millions of moviegoers who flocked to theaters to see the new Indian Jones installment. In announcement preceding the movie, he implored audiences to make a difference.

"Our endangered animals are being destroyed by illegal wildlife trade," Ford said. "It's up to us to stop it. Never buy illegal wildlife products. When the buying stops, the killing can too."

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