"The new viruses will continue to be transmitted from wild animals to humans if these species' illegal trade and consumption are not stopped," 14 organizations warned in a joint letter.
Although the government's decision has been welcomed by activists, they warn that the new ban is not enough.
Tiger's skins rhino's horns, and pangolins are the most smuggled animal products in the country. Meanwhile, some wild animals are also bought as pets or social status symbols.
According to specialists, Vietnam's wildlife trade is a billion-dollar industry.
51 years ago, Muhammad Ali refused to participate in the Vietnam war.
“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam after so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs?” - Ali, 1967 pic.twitter.com/rnywQky9qD