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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,

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Jun 26, 2017 Sue B
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Jun 25, 2017 Susan Joyce
Jun 24, 2017 Kim Secor
Jun 23, 2017 Alice Rondeau
Jun 23, 2017 Sally Allen
Jun 23, 2017 Kathleen Fillo Please show respect for our creatures on this earth.
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) Are you people insane? Have you lost all conscience? Stop this evil practice of killing elephants. That is evil pure and simple. If you are human stop this evil practice of killing innocent elephants.
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Jules Minton
Jun 22, 2017 Ольга Малютина
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Jun 21, 2017 Stephanie Sleiman
Jun 21, 2017 Rebecca Lane-Nohl Do something please!
Jun 21, 2017 Donna Blair
Jun 20, 2017 wendy nolan
Jun 20, 2017 michael wu
Jun 20, 2017 Lisa Algee Elephants are one of the most intelligent beings that roam planet Earth! Wake up and give them the respect they whole heartedly deserve!!!
Jun 20, 2017 annah jetha
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
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