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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 21, 2018 siegrid berman
Apr 19, 2018 Betül Akıncı
Apr 19, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 18, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 18, 2018 geraldine antierens
Apr 15, 2018 Alma Anderson
Apr 15, 2018 Sherri Chambers These are majestic animals with high intelligence whom are endangered from extinction. This world needs to stop slaughtering these beautiful animals.
Apr 15, 2018 Barbara Buckley
Apr 15, 2018 Beverly Mustaine
Apr 15, 2018 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis
Apr 15, 2018 M Lopez
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Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Carrara
Apr 14, 2018 Christine Kwiecinski
Apr 14, 2018 Amy Regan
Apr 14, 2018 LaVonne Searle
Apr 14, 2018 pat rollo
Apr 14, 2018 Lourdes Almenara
Apr 14, 2018 Rebecca Rose
Apr 14, 2018 Jennifer Malalel
Apr 14, 2018 Donna Larschan
Apr 14, 2018 galina Dzhaladyan
Apr 14, 2018 Nicole Fish
Apr 13, 2018 Nicole Hadjieva
Apr 13, 2018 Richard Braham This is totally unacceptable barbaric behaviour when there are other food sources available. Educate yourselves African nations.
Apr 13, 2018 Peter Fell
Apr 13, 2018 Debbie Herring
Apr 13, 2018 Barbara Ellis
Apr 13, 2018 Rose Minasian
Apr 13, 2018 Nicolette Stan
Apr 13, 2018 annick baud
Apr 13, 2018 Mercedes dotter
Apr 13, 2018 fran doz
Apr 13, 2018 Kara Dorsey
Apr 13, 2018 D'Arcy Goodrich
Apr 13, 2018 Gabrielle Ferro
Apr 13, 2018 Beverly Schwarz
Apr 13, 2018 Paolo Bitelli
Apr 13, 2018 Sharon Walker
Apr 13, 2018 Donalyn Gross Shame on the human race!
Apr 13, 2018 Diane Cook
Apr 13, 2018 Elaine Coburn
Apr 13, 2018 Maureen Oshea
Apr 13, 2018 Janet Lyons-Fairbanks
Apr 13, 2018 Rachel Gaspard Save the animals!!! Stop throwing them further into extinction!!
Apr 13, 2018 Stacey Mcbride
Apr 13, 2018 Brian Cauchi
Apr 13, 2018 Glenda Kelly
Apr 13, 2018 Katrina Oravec
Apr 13, 2018 Elaine Becker BARBARIC!

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