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Robert Mugabe has done it again. This tyrannical leader known for his abuses and excesses while ruling the impoverished nation of Zimbabwe chose to celebrate his 91st birthday by serving an elephant calf as dish in his celebratory feast.

According to Daniel Stiles, an animal conservationist who has investigated the poaching of elephants over the past 15 years, elephant is not a part of the culinary tradition in southern or eastern Africa. There is no cultural basis for the consumption of elephant meat by Mugabe and most of the world at large.

Today, there are about half as many wild elephants in the world than there were in 1980, down from about 1.2 million to around 600,000. These amazing animals are cornerstone animals to their ecosystems and habitats. They also generate many more thousands of dollars in tourism than their meat alone could ever provide. According to Resson Kantai Duff, acting head of awareness for the conservation group Save the Elephants, even the death of one elephant is "taking away from [the community's] ability to earn money."

Robert Mugabe's many crimes against the people and land of Zimbabwe prove that he doesn't care what people think of him. Ask United Nations Secretary-General to condemn the consumption of elephant meat as being incompatible with the U.N.'s mission to recognize the intrinsic value of wildlife.

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To the United Nations Secretary-General,

I am horrified to learn that for his 91st birthday, Prime Minister Robert Mugabe chose to serve his guests elephant meat as a dish in his celebratory feast.

Since 1980, the number of wild elephants in the world has been cut in half, down from about 1.2 million to around 600,000.

These amazing animals are cornerstone animals to their ecosystems and habitats. They also generate many more thousands of dollars in tourism than their meat alone could ever provide. According to Resson Kantai Duff, acting head of awareness for the conservation group Save the Elephants, even the death of one elephant is "taking away from [the community's] ability to earn money."

Daniel Stiles, an animal conservationist who has investigated the poaching of elephants over the past 15 years, has said that elephant is not a part of the culinary tradition in southern or eastern Africa. There is no cultural basis for the consumption of elephant meat by Mugabe and most of the world at large.

Mr. Secretary, please speak out and condemn the consumption of elephant meat by Mugabe and those like him who would seek to destroy the natural heritage of Africa by turning the endangered elephant into a culinary delicacy.

Elephants are not food. Eating them cannot become acceptable or fashionable.

This incredible animal is depending on you. Please speak out on behalf of elephants.

Thank you,

Petition Signatures


Dec 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 11, 2017 Lisa Morrison
Dec 11, 2017 Rebecca Davis
Dec 11, 2017 Michel Marsh
Dec 10, 2017 irena domeika
Dec 10, 2017 Douglas Lumertz
Dec 10, 2017 Vicky Helms
Dec 10, 2017 Patricia Segal
Dec 10, 2017 Richard Segal
Dec 10, 2017 Stephanie Yocom
Dec 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) He should be served on a platter. Rest is not proper language to express my anger
Dec 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 10, 2017 Roberts Kesmins
Dec 10, 2017 Beth Ootes
Dec 10, 2017 Zoe Mandel
Dec 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 10, 2017 Madara Gaidule
Dec 10, 2017 Catharina Vlug - Klerk
Dec 10, 2017 J D SHAMEFUL AND SICKENING!!!
Dec 10, 2017 Jean Eberle
Dec 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 9, 2017 Cindy Neeper
Dec 9, 2017 Nikki Potkamper
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Dec 9, 2017 Nikolina Dilas
Dec 9, 2017 Marcie Welch
Dec 9, 2017 Carlo Rigione
Dec 9, 2017 Miriam Saraiva
Dec 9, 2017 cynthia conner
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Dec 9, 2017 Stuart Abelson
Dec 9, 2017 Amy Czarnecki
Dec 9, 2017 Marcia Afton
Dec 9, 2017 Mark Garcia
Dec 9, 2017 Penny Monies
Dec 9, 2017 (Name not displayed) I never knew this happened...terrible !!!
Dec 9, 2017 Claudia Lopes Urgent
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Dec 9, 2017 Sandee Flood
Dec 9, 2017 Christopher Boyland
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Dec 9, 2017 robin karlsson
Dec 9, 2017 Heather Legg
Dec 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 9, 2017 MaryAnn Esnard SERIOUSLY?!
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Dec 9, 2017 Cheryl Jans
Dec 9, 2017 Patch trounce
Dec 9, 2017 Mário Jorge Correia Ribeiro
Dec 9, 2017 Eve Fernandez I can't even believe this; it's so vile, repulsive and unnecessary.

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