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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

May 28, 2017 pat griffey
May 28, 2017 Perri Sussman
May 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 28, 2017 Pat Iacobucci
May 28, 2017 Mariana Sazonova Please make it stop a hunting!
May 28, 2017 Melinda Norman
May 28, 2017 Susan Goldberg
May 28, 2017 Cathy Teale
May 28, 2017 Jacqueline Tay
May 28, 2017 Dan Perdios
May 28, 2017 Tammy King
May 28, 2017 Robin Attridge
May 28, 2017 Anthony West Save these animals
May 27, 2017 Kathleen Mills
May 27, 2017 mary mcbride
May 27, 2017 Janet Cook Don't understand why humans feel they have the right to destroy every other living creature. Please make it stop!
May 26, 2017 Ann Mixon
May 25, 2017 Liam Whitlock
May 25, 2017 Julie Hansen
May 25, 2017 Lesley Thomas
May 25, 2017 William Sherman This hunting for giraffes must stop NOW!
May 25, 2017 jackie eskridge
May 25, 2017 susan chapman
May 25, 2017 Marie-Jeanne Somville
May 25, 2017 Laura Gwin
May 25, 2017 Steve Conrad
May 25, 2017 DAISY BEST
May 25, 2017 Joyce Barringer
May 24, 2017 john hartnett
May 23, 2017 Lisa Harding
May 21, 2017 (Name not displayed) Protect the giraffe. Why do they need to be hunted in the first place??
May 21, 2017 Sandra Holbrook
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 19, 2017 Buchannan Jackson
May 19, 2017 Buford Staton
May 19, 2017 Krystyna Zdanowicz
May 19, 2017 Norma Sutcliffe
May 19, 2017 Ian Finch-James
May 19, 2017 Susan Purcell
May 19, 2017 Darleen Malave People wake the heck up stop killing our beautiful creatures large and small appreciate and admire there beauty instead of killing it. Devilish acts just to stroke your egos by killing defenseless animals and u call urself men amd woman you are a disgrace
May 19, 2017 Urszula Lund
May 18, 2017 Carol Kite
May 17, 2017 jane cook
May 17, 2017 natalie hughes
May 17, 2017 Diana Gauton Only cowards trophy hunt. It's time we realised that we cannot carry on killing animals indiscriminately. We're killing entire species and for what? a stuffed head on a wall?
May 16, 2017 Diane Beeny
May 16, 2017 Lisa Landry
May 16, 2017 robert bennett save them now
May 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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