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South Africa's attack on rhinos continues! Recently, the rhino horn trade was legalized there, which only further endangers this animal to greedy poachers looking for profit. Sign our new petition demanding an end to the legal rhino horn trade!
Final signature count: 31,493
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

The rhinoceroses in South Africa are in need of immediate help. In 2010, hundreds of rhinos were murdered for their horns — a highly prized and sought-after ingredient used in traditional Chinese medicine. Though there is no scientific evidence that proves the horn's effectiveness in preventing or curing disease, the demand for them has only increased.

Poachers use nasty techniques to try and round up the rhinos, including flying helicopters over herds to scare them, tranquilizing them, and shooting them during the night with the assistance of gunshot silencers.

Send a letter to the president of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, asking him to increase the 24-hour armed guard services for the rhinos, as well as crack down more toughly on poaching laws and those who engage in any behavior that harms the rhinos.

Dear President Zuma,

As I'm sure you are aware, the rhino poaching situation in South Africa is reaching monumental levels. In 2010 alone, hundreds of rhinos were illegally poached for their horns. Many have already been killed even in just the first month of 2011.

Not only are these poachers conducting the hunts illegally, but they're using inhumane and cruel techniques to do so. The use helicopters to frighten the rhinos and herd them to where they are easily captured. They also employ night vision gear to conduct the hunting under the cover of night.

The rhinos' horns are highly coveted for their supposed healing powers. However, there is no concrete scientific evidence that proves this theory. As it stands, there is no legitimate reason to take the horns from these innocent animals.

Please stand up for the South African rhinos and increase the 24-hour armed guard services for the rhinos, as well as crack down more toughly on poaching laws and those who engage in any behavior that harms the rhinos.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures

May 10, 2017 Alison Rock
May 9, 2017 Rachel Rolston
May 9, 2017 Misty Decker
May 9, 2017 chad calkins
May 8, 2017 Cathy Dennler
May 7, 2017 Adrienne Estrada
May 7, 2017 Courtney Williams
May 6, 2017 Susan Krauss
May 6, 2017 Roxanne Trombly
May 6, 2017 Jane Goldstein
May 6, 2017 marie MEZIANI
May 5, 2017 Helle Norberg
May 4, 2017 Linda Baatz
May 4, 2017 karine auvray
May 4, 2017 Laurence Violet
May 4, 2017 Florent Brachini
May 4, 2017 coller sabine
May 4, 2017 bernadette gustin
May 4, 2017 michel/bernadette charlier/gustin
May 4, 2017 joelle barrrier
May 4, 2017 E Bet
May 3, 2017 Diana Grob
May 3, 2017 gisela zech
May 3, 2017 M.Carmen Suarez
May 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2017 Ashley Patterson
May 2, 2017 suzie achin
May 2, 2017 Diana Cleveland
May 2, 2017 Amy Agzarian I am so sad everyday to know about rhino killings and pray for people in their part of the world to stand up and protect them from disappearing forever
May 2, 2017 Jon Smit
May 2, 2017 Ananya Boonyarattaphun
May 2, 2017 jugir sadia
May 2, 2017 Annimie Harmoniestr.50
May 2, 2017 Sue Pearce
May 2, 2017 Michael Mueller
May 2, 2017 Susan Brummett
May 2, 2017 diana reyes
May 2, 2017 Monica Artifoni Stop violence on rhino
May 2, 2017 Maelie Bugat
May 2, 2017 Thibaudeau Jocelyne
May 2, 2017 Nathalie Faure
May 2, 2017 Jocelyne Neff
May 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2017 Christophe Bounab
May 2, 2017 Lysiane Beaumont
May 2, 2017 virginie mondon
May 2, 2017 Christiane Schmelzer
May 2, 2017 Marie Fabienne

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