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Robert Mugabe has done it again. This tyrannical leader known for his abuses and excesses while ruling the impoverished nation of Zimbabwe chose to celebrate his 91st birthday by serving an elephant calf as dish in his celebratory feast.

According to Daniel Stiles, an animal conservationist who has investigated the poaching of elephants over the past 15 years, elephant is not a part of the culinary tradition in southern or eastern Africa. There is no cultural basis for the consumption of elephant meat by Mugabe and most of the world at large.

Today, there are about half as many wild elephants in the world than there were in 1980, down from about 1.2 million to around 600,000. These amazing animals are cornerstone animals to their ecosystems and habitats. They also generate many more thousands of dollars in tourism than their meat alone could ever provide. According to Resson Kantai Duff, acting head of awareness for the conservation group Save the Elephants, even the death of one elephant is "taking away from [the community's] ability to earn money."

Robert Mugabe's many crimes against the people and land of Zimbabwe prove that he doesn't care what people think of him. Ask United Nations Secretary-General to condemn the consumption of elephant meat as being incompatible with the U.N.'s mission to recognize the intrinsic value of wildlife.

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To the United Nations Secretary-General,

I am horrified to learn that for his 91st birthday, Prime Minister Robert Mugabe chose to serve his guests elephant meat as a dish in his celebratory feast.

Since 1980, the number of wild elephants in the world has been cut in half, down from about 1.2 million to around 600,000.

These amazing animals are cornerstone animals to their ecosystems and habitats. They also generate many more thousands of dollars in tourism than their meat alone could ever provide. According to Resson Kantai Duff, acting head of awareness for the conservation group Save the Elephants, even the death of one elephant is "taking away from [the community's] ability to earn money."

Daniel Stiles, an animal conservationist who has investigated the poaching of elephants over the past 15 years, has said that elephant is not a part of the culinary tradition in southern or eastern Africa. There is no cultural basis for the consumption of elephant meat by Mugabe and most of the world at large.

Mr. Secretary, please speak out and condemn the consumption of elephant meat by Mugabe and those like him who would seek to destroy the natural heritage of Africa by turning the endangered elephant into a culinary delicacy.

Elephants are not food. Eating them cannot become acceptable or fashionable.

This incredible animal is depending on you. Please speak out on behalf of elephants.

Thank you,

Petition Signatures


Oct 21, 2017 Deborah Smith Elephants are beautiful, gentle animals and should be treated as such. Elephants are not food!
Oct 20, 2017 Heidi Yn
Oct 20, 2017 Angi Beckett
Oct 20, 2017 Christina Brown
Oct 20, 2017 Monica Preis
Oct 20, 2017 Linda Romano
Oct 20, 2017 wendy woodward
Oct 20, 2017 Isabel Sobral
Oct 20, 2017 Dianne Lynch
Oct 19, 2017 Winifred Boyd
Oct 19, 2017 Patti Wolff
Oct 19, 2017 Dawn Wait
Oct 19, 2017 Spasenic Lacramioara
Oct 19, 2017 Autumn Wilson
Oct 19, 2017 Jen Houston
Oct 19, 2017 Jeanne Lyke
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Oct 18, 2017 ian languido
Oct 18, 2017 Patrick Golden
Oct 18, 2017 Lilian Hamburguer
Oct 18, 2017 Susanna Pohto
Oct 17, 2017 Doug Mead
Oct 16, 2017 Kelly Hahn
Oct 16, 2017 Sue Coughlin
Oct 15, 2017 Jennifer Reed
Oct 14, 2017 Meredith Thompson
Oct 14, 2017 Maureen Wheeler
Oct 14, 2017 Edith Muller
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 12, 2017 Barbara Smolinski You are a menace to the creatures of your country.
Oct 12, 2017 andree luron
Oct 12, 2017 Rose Star Protect these innocents. They deserve to live their lives in safety and deserve protection from evil humans. It's time now to save and protect wildlife and all living creatures.
Oct 11, 2017 Yuriy Trubitsyn
Oct 11, 2017 Saba Alemayehu
Oct 11, 2017 kaydee lewis
Oct 11, 2017 Cindy Royster Our grand children are not going to see these beautiful animals, there will only be pictures at the rate these beautiful animals are being killed. Please protect them!
Oct 11, 2017 Barry Faust
Oct 10, 2017 Jean Galati
Oct 10, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Oct 10, 2017 John Atkins
Oct 10, 2017 Laura Prohaska
Oct 10, 2017 Mark Dany
Oct 10, 2017 Александр Михайлов
Oct 10, 2017 Sandy Lynch
Oct 10, 2017 John Botts
Oct 10, 2017 simon millheiser
Oct 10, 2017 Rita Duarte
Oct 10, 2017 veronique Charvet
Oct 10, 2017 Edyth Jackson
Oct 9, 2017 Angela Anderson

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