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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

Jul 25, 2017 Wanda Norgaard
Jul 24, 2017 Yola Stavridou
Jul 24, 2017 Kerry Gunby
Jul 23, 2017 Kristin Boswell
Jul 23, 2017 katharine odell
Jul 23, 2017 Carol Carter I will tell you like I tell my own officials, one thing I don't want to see is, "when they are gone it's forever"! I'm asking you to do all you can to avoid that from happening!! Please stand for wild life and nature, they are not to be hung on a wall!
Jul 23, 2017 Patty Pacak
Jul 23, 2017 Juanita Montano
Jul 23, 2017 Nancy Bickford-Jordan In the long term, ecotourism could help Africa a lot more that trophy hunting. Please protect threatened animals.
Jul 23, 2017 David Sennett This really needs to stop now and we need to start protecting our wildlife.
Jul 23, 2017 P Garbett
Jul 22, 2017 Catherine Holden
Jul 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2017 Marjorie Hass
Jul 22, 2017 Lynn Onorato
Jul 22, 2017 Lee Ryan
Jul 22, 2017 Steven Schueller
Jul 22, 2017 Sara Willis
Jul 22, 2017 Kostas Grigorakis
Jul 22, 2017 Jodi Carlin
Jul 22, 2017 Serenella Castri
Jul 22, 2017 Barbara Sundberg
Jul 22, 2017 Georgia Shankel
Jul 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2017 JANICK SANSON
Jul 21, 2017 Lisa Perlinski
Jul 20, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Jul 20, 2017 Kathryn Gallagher
Jul 20, 2017 Anne Powell
Jul 20, 2017 Susan McCoy
Jul 20, 2017 Catheryn Sproull
Jul 19, 2017 Aurelia Gergely
Jul 19, 2017 Kathryn Johanessen
Jul 19, 2017 Fausta Dimascio
Jul 17, 2017 Sigrid Carter
Jul 17, 2017 Kelly Hageman
Jul 17, 2017 Crystal Wilson
Jul 17, 2017 Kathleen Simmons No more trophy hunting of creatures. When they kill a giraffe they take it away from all of us. Ban this kind of killing forever.
Jul 17, 2017 Linda Cypert
Jul 16, 2017 Karen Coll
Jul 15, 2017 Amelia Arkin
Jul 14, 2017 elizabeth levin
Jul 13, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Jul 13, 2017 Helen Savkovic
Jul 13, 2017 seb Deignan
Jul 13, 2017 regina sondej
Jul 13, 2017 Julie Pipes
Jul 13, 2017 Linda Hunt
Jul 12, 2017 Arrie Hammel
Jul 12, 2017 Ronda Reynolds

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