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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


Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2018 Eva DeRoche
Jun 21, 2018 J L
Jun 21, 2018 Carol Smith With so few elephants in the world help us stop this madness, protect these animals.
Jun 20, 2018 Cheryl K. Wenberg
Jun 20, 2018 Tina Watkins
Jun 20, 2018 Denise Inkel
Jun 20, 2018 Michelle Nelson
Jun 20, 2018 Gloria SCIANDRA
Jun 19, 2018 Gloria Wilkins
Jun 19, 2018 Pamela McIntyre
Jun 19, 2018 Alanna Maurina
Jun 19, 2018 Annalisa Bertolazzi
Jun 19, 2018 Angela Kleis
Jun 19, 2018 Amanda Lynch
Jun 19, 2018 Katalin Apáthy
Jun 19, 2018 Curtis Tomlin
Jun 19, 2018 Judy Baugh
Jun 18, 2018 Vicki Peters
Jun 18, 2018 Carol De Hart
Jun 18, 2018 Susan Decker
Jun 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 16, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 15, 2018 Nina Shirina
Jun 10, 2018 JULIE ROBERTS
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 10, 2018 Jill Tew
Jun 9, 2018 Yvonne Fourgous
Jun 8, 2018 Karen Dionne
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Jun 8, 2018 (Name not displayed) Signer les pétitions pour les animaux sauvages au sommet des chaines, c'es juste reculer un peu l'échéance..
Jun 8, 2018 Melanie Handowski
Jun 7, 2018 rick morales
Jun 7, 2018 Ursula Dicks In order to take an elephant calf his mother and most probably some of the calf’s family would have to be killed!
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 7, 2018 Dr.Mary Sabal, DC,RN
Jun 7, 2018 Lisa Sharp
Jun 7, 2018 M M
Jun 6, 2018 carole MASSENET
Jun 4, 2018 Mollie Vreeland
Jun 4, 2018 Dennis Fuller
Jun 2, 2018 ELIZABETH SAPPINGTON please stop this at once
Jun 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 31, 2018 Jack Martin
May 31, 2018 Pauline Desilets
May 30, 2018 (Name not displayed) Tourists visit Africa to see beautiful elephants, not to eat them.
May 30, 2018 Stephanie Black-Mcdonald
May 30, 2018 debbie williams
May 30, 2018 Ashley Andrews
May 29, 2018 Sophie Ernst

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