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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

Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 20, 2018 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis
Jun 17, 2018 Mary Santana Trophy hunters ought to be hunted as well. We’ll see how long trophy Hunting is still a thing if the hunters become the hunted. Perfect freaking solution if you ask me to a sick barbaric practice. Get rid of the trash.
Jun 17, 2018 Maria Rainho
Jun 16, 2018 Gino Czaster
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio
Jun 8, 2018 Pamela Timmerman
Jun 8, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 7, 2018 Tam Long
Jun 4, 2018 Carl O Connor
Jun 3, 2018 jane garrett
May 31, 2018 Patricia CHAOUCH
May 30, 2018 mihaela gongescu
May 30, 2018 Fe Camila Azupardo
May 30, 2018 Sae Magata
May 30, 2018 Joyce Dolence
May 30, 2018 Fournier Fernande C'es notre devoir de respectez et protegez les animaux. Eux, aussi on une âme. Eux, aussi on le droit d'avoirs une vie saine sur ce planéte! Vous, le savez? Merci.
May 30, 2018 Raphaël PONCE
May 28, 2018 Leisa Baumann
May 27, 2018 Kim DelMonico
May 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Debra Raymond
May 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2018 michelle dorado
May 23, 2018 Marisol Ackerman
May 23, 2018 Axa Tolonen
May 23, 2018 alan harper
May 23, 2018 Linda Scott
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 DALE KASMAN
May 22, 2018 Lori Grochowski
May 22, 2018 Lauren Madican
May 22, 2018 Loreto Vargas
May 21, 2018 Fiona Kristoffersen
May 21, 2018 Tina Collins
May 21, 2018 Kathleen Shabi
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.

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