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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


May 22, 2018 D'Arcy Goodrich
May 22, 2018 Tiffany Schad
May 22, 2018 ISABEL SOBRAL
May 22, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
May 22, 2018 Matías Fuertes
May 22, 2018 Jasmyn Gray
May 22, 2018 Charmaine McCarroll
May 22, 2018 Carla Rosa
May 21, 2018 Diane Parks
May 21, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 21, 2018 christine resch
May 21, 2018 Valerie Fish
May 21, 2018 Gerri Elliott
May 21, 2018 iza stawicka
May 20, 2018 Sue White
May 18, 2018 Lori Gille
May 18, 2018 Alex Stall
May 17, 2018 (Name not displayed) Elephants are wonderful! I've never met a child who didn't love them. Magnificent, beautiful, and the first land animal in intelligence. How can anyone even think of eating them, let alone doing it? Who or what else could be dinner fare for a 92 year old?
May 17, 2018 Wendy Lukowitz Horrible people who should just go away and die. Instead of killing elephants just go back to the stone age you idiotic, disgusting monsters. May you be trampled to death...slowly.
May 15, 2018 Michelyn Martirez
May 15, 2018 Sarah Epicote
May 15, 2018 Kelly Rogers
May 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2018 Joe Stine
May 13, 2018 SHANE AUSTIN
May 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2018 Agata Skowronek
May 10, 2018 YONCA KASIMAGA Gooday, I am horrified du to this news. This totally outrageous inhumane and murder. Elephants are very very clever animals with outstanding hearts and have ruled on the face of earth since dinosaur age. Surely Mugabe can serve his guests something else.
May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 9, 2018 tina littleman
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 9, 2018 Tracy Tharp
May 9, 2018 bog woj
May 4, 2018 Keith Cliver People like Mugabe need to be removed permanently. Elephants are better creatures than he is.
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
Apr 30, 2018 Denise Lytle
Apr 29, 2018 Linda Payne
Apr 28, 2018 Jonathan Maller
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2018 Leslie Young Despicable!
Apr 23, 2018 Danny Chan
Apr 23, 2018 Emily Delaney
Apr 20, 2018 Kelly Mckeel Please, please help us protect these magnificent, intelligent and emotional creatures.
Apr 20, 2018 pam williamson I pray PM Mugabe will have a come-to-Jesus moment; otherwise, he'll be burning in hellfire for all the atrocities he's committed to humans and animals. I condemn the killing of elephants for meat, sport or greed.
Apr 18, 2018 Kathryn Fenn
Apr 18, 2018 Kathleen Cevette These beautiful, inelegant creatures could teach us more about being loving and giving. They put us to shame!!
Apr 16, 2018 Natasja Welthagen
Apr 14, 2018 (Name not displayed) This is barbaric?
Apr 14, 2018 Barbara Hrybinczak

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