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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


Sep 21, 2017 Yannick Vanaverbeke
Sep 19, 2017 Grace Black
Sep 19, 2017 Helena Scheibe
Sep 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2017 Thelma Dixon This needs stopping. Mugabe should show an example by saving all his amazing wildlife, now before it is too late, and then no one will visit Africa.
Sep 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) Elephants should be allowed to roam, not killed for food. Grow crops for God's sake.
Sep 19, 2017 Alice Vance
Sep 19, 2017 Wanda Mahboub
Sep 18, 2017 Karen Moore
Sep 18, 2017 Lajeanne Leveton
Sep 18, 2017 Antonio Delgado Fenoy
Sep 18, 2017 Marie-Jeanne Somville
Sep 18, 2017 Dinah Sinnock
Sep 18, 2017 Rosemarie Drop
Sep 18, 2017 Sandra Siebert
Sep 17, 2017 ann Watson
Sep 17, 2017 Alexandria Walker
Sep 17, 2017 Vicky Miller
Sep 17, 2017 Patrice Marsille
Sep 17, 2017 Christine Zens
Sep 13, 2017 Mireille Picron
Sep 12, 2017 carolina hasbun
Sep 11, 2017 Lisa Li
Sep 8, 2017 Melissa Main
Sep 7, 2017 Jacqueline Deuel-Sagaert
Sep 7, 2017 jane llewellyn
Sep 7, 2017 suki llewellyn
Sep 7, 2017 Jane Llewellyn
Sep 7, 2017 T. Fitzgerald
Sep 4, 2017 sue harington
Sep 4, 2017 Ben Oscar Andersson
Sep 4, 2017 Animae Chi
Sep 4, 2017 Allen Olson
Sep 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2017 David and Audrey Funk
Sep 1, 2017 Ann Achuff
Sep 1, 2017 harpreet suri
Aug 31, 2017 Shelley-marie poirier
Aug 31, 2017 pauline burkhart
Aug 31, 2017 Rebecca Lambert
Aug 31, 2017 Brenda choi
Aug 31, 2017 Angie LeMaster
Aug 31, 2017 Victoria Desmond
Aug 31, 2017 Amanda Caulkett
Aug 30, 2017 Sharon Wushensky
Aug 29, 2017 Josh Guy
Aug 29, 2017 Emily Haseltine
Aug 28, 2017 Christina Adkins
Aug 28, 2017 Shannon Harris Stop this egregious exploitation of the animal kingdom.
Aug 27, 2017 Joanie DeStasio

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