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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.

Sincerely,

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May 22, 2018 Lauren Madican
May 22, 2018 Loreto Vargas
May 21, 2018 Fiona Kristoffersen
May 21, 2018 Tina Collins
May 21, 2018 VIKKI STEINRAUF
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May 21, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 21, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 20, 2018 Lisa Chi
May 18, 2018 Kimberly Worman
May 17, 2018 Cathy Janacua
May 16, 2018 Nicola Marsden
May 15, 2018 Leila Martirez
May 15, 2018 Sabrina Lester-Granger
May 15, 2018 Megan Mcgovern
May 14, 2018 John Banks
May 14, 2018 Catherine D.
May 14, 2018 Karen Phillips
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May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 3, 2018 Linda Millemaci
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
May 2, 2018 Jasmine Salazar
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May 1, 2018 Arielle Silver
Apr 30, 2018 Gabriele Jefferson
Apr 29, 2018 Gerald Ryan
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Apr 24, 2018 Laura Haworth
Apr 23, 2018 Emily Delaney
Apr 21, 2018 Ewa Czyzewska
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Apr 16, 2018 Ashley Shelton Giraffes are so beautiful and need to be appreciated!
Apr 16, 2018 Daniela Lagarto
Apr 15, 2018 LUCY JENSON
Apr 15, 2018 Elizabeth Wallace
Apr 15, 2018 Miami Tynan I want to try help put an end to trophy hunting
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Apr 14, 2018 Roberta Shipe
Apr 14, 2018 Elizabeth King
Apr 14, 2018 Susan Hogarth
Apr 12, 2018 Donna Arnold
Apr 12, 2018 Theresa Pecinich
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Apr 10, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Apr 10, 2018 Sandy Lynch
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