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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


Apr 29, 2017 Buzz Buzaglo
Apr 28, 2017 lori cesareo
Apr 28, 2017 Katja Wybo
Apr 28, 2017 TJ Goldfeder
Apr 28, 2017 Rachel Burton
Apr 27, 2017 Ruth Gold
Apr 27, 2017 Eve Senkovich STOP!
Apr 27, 2017 linda russotti
Apr 27, 2017 Mona Albers
Apr 27, 2017 Gill Barlow
Apr 27, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Apr 27, 2017 Helen Wordsworth
Apr 27, 2017 Conor Gowling
Apr 27, 2017 diana bryant
Apr 26, 2017 Angela Williams
Apr 26, 2017 Lisa Farabee
Apr 26, 2017 Greer Hart Forget the old yarn about cultural reasons for killing some form of wildlife. The world has moved on from the days of dire need. Eating Elephants is such a construct to justify something unnecessary, when plenty of other forms of food are available.
Apr 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Rosemary Rannes 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!
Apr 24, 2017 Vel Roe Please protect what is left of the elephants
Apr 24, 2017 Carol Lloyd
Apr 24, 2017 Sandy Loney
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 RoxAnna Anthony
Apr 24, 2017 Sherry Cranford
Apr 24, 2017 Judith Gautestad
Apr 24, 2017 Kelly Maggart
Apr 24, 2017 Susan Dunaway I have no words for this atrocity.
Apr 24, 2017 Cathleen Cascia
Apr 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2017 Rebecca Bennett
Apr 22, 2017 Jane Munns
Apr 22, 2017 Dat Tran
Apr 21, 2017 Sheryl Alinger
Apr 21, 2017 Jennifer Hurlburt
Apr 21, 2017 Simone Duffin
Apr 21, 2017 wendy Hawthorne
Apr 21, 2017 Debbie Banditelli
Apr 21, 2017 Michelle Neeson
Apr 21, 2017 Barbara Bush This guy is one sick person and needs to be gone.
Apr 21, 2017 Michele Stallings
Apr 21, 2017 daniela montalto
Apr 21, 2017 Melinda Alpaugh
Apr 21, 2017 Eric Geier
Apr 21, 2017 J. Reiling
Apr 20, 2017 Susan Bamford
Apr 20, 2017 patrick zemp
Apr 19, 2017 Dawn Ciszar
Apr 19, 2017 catherine simmons
Apr 18, 2017 Shauna Penniston

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