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A simple social media search puts on display this reality: trophy hunting is posing massive threats to animal populations.

After losing close to 40% of their population in just decades, giraffes are now in danger of becoming extinct because of hunters and climate change.

Institutions like the Africa Hunt Lodge are allowing tourists to both hunt and harvest wild animals like the Monster South African Giraffe. On their own website, they boast about how anyone can come and kill these precious animals saying, "Year round we offer hunts for awesome trophy giraffe."

With such casual attitudes towards killing wild animals, it is no surprise that giraffes have now been categorized under the "vulnerable" status. If trophy hunting like this continues to be a business model and a popular attraction, more animals than just the giraffe are going to inch closer and closer to extinction.

If we want this heinous act to be stopped, we must call upon the International Union for Conservation to ensure complete protection of vulnerable animals. Sign below to help end trophy hunting of giraffes!

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Dear Director General Inger Anderson,

As the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, it is your responsibility to protect the animals of our planet from extinction. With the power you have available at your position, preservation of vulnerable species should be paramount to the IUCN.

People are journeying to Africa for the sole purpose of hunting animals, especially ones that are particularly rare, for their own gratification and glorification. Hunting giraffes purely for sport and/or trophies is simply unacceptable. Many will argue that the cost of licensures for this particular "sport" help keep hunters to a minimum, but in reality any vulnerable animal that is killed for a trophy is putting the population in danger.

Unless more efforts are made to protect vulnerable and endangered species from being hunted altogether, the giraffe populations will continue to decline even further towards extinction.

Director, I'm begging you to please ensure that there is complete protection for threatened animals from trophy hunting.


Petition Signatures

Dec 10, 2017 cathy bowman
Dec 10, 2017 Cynthia Rutledge
Dec 3, 2017 Brenda Choi
Dec 1, 2017 katherine burt
Nov 29, 2017 Robert Furem
Nov 27, 2017 keely gililland Trophy hunting is wrong!
Nov 26, 2017 (Name not displayed) They are killed as a trophy, for just their tails, and for their hide. Rarely for their meat. As a hunter I believe not every animal should be killed.
Nov 26, 2017 Joyce Creswell
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) Giraffes and all wild animals are meant to live in their natural habitats and keep the area in balance. Not be prizes in someone’s office or home! How DISGUSTING!
Nov 20, 2017 Christian Grabandt
Nov 20, 2017 MaryAnn Bomarito
Nov 20, 2017 Majken Eliasen
Nov 20, 2017 R Huber Giraffes don’t have as many advocates as Ellie’s, Rhinos, big cats etc. However there are actually 9 species of giraffes & each lives in a specific African country. One can tell by the type of markings they have. Trophy hunters are such cowardly hunters!
Nov 19, 2017 Kristin Womack
Nov 19, 2017 Lois Freeman
Nov 19, 2017 Elise McCoubrie
Nov 19, 2017 Toni Degirolamo
Nov 19, 2017 Cara Blazucki
Nov 19, 2017 kevin Juniper
Nov 19, 2017 Dean Bateman
Nov 19, 2017 Debbie James
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 19, 2017 Tiemi Saito
Nov 19, 2017 clive grylls
Nov 19, 2017 Brian Paulus
Nov 19, 2017 Candice Paulus
Nov 19, 2017 Christine Cerqueda
Nov 18, 2017 Diane Funk
Nov 17, 2017 Milenko Brzovic
Nov 17, 2017 Sandra Lee Sherman
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2017 Dominique Constant
Nov 15, 2017 Zoe Rolt
Nov 15, 2017 Devon Miller
Nov 15, 2017 Marilyn Trybus
Nov 15, 2017 Dora Minshull
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2017 Liz Goumas
Nov 13, 2017 Aviva Shliselberg
Nov 13, 2017 Lois Grosshans
Nov 13, 2017 Enza Di napoli
Nov 13, 2017 Erika Somlai
Nov 13, 2017 Katherine Bressan I CARE
Nov 12, 2017 Mary Baker-Lauderdale No more trophy hunting
Nov 12, 2017 Deborah Murphy
Nov 12, 2017 Heidi Ansell
Nov 12, 2017 Kerry Bartolo
Nov 11, 2017 Joan Christensen

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