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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


Jan 19, 2018 Michael Ernemann
Jan 19, 2018 Wendy Vanaecken
Jan 18, 2018 wim peeters
Jan 16, 2018 Shabnam Shafiq Please condemn the consumption of elephant meat as being incompatible with the U.N.'s mission to recognize the intrinsic value of wildlife. These innocent animals do not deserve to be treated so cruelly! Please end their suffering and bring justice
Jan 16, 2018 W. Thoma
Jan 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 13, 2018 sue grupinski
Jan 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 8, 2018 Natasha Novich
Jan 7, 2018 karen reedy
Jan 6, 2018 Caterina Raviglione
Jan 5, 2018 Deborah Bell
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 Elana Lubit Save our planet's elephants!
Jan 3, 2018 Sandra Zeigler
Dec 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 28, 2017 Barb Holtz Elephants are not food!
Dec 27, 2017 Veronica Rehné
Dec 26, 2017 Diane Gudatis
Dec 24, 2017 doris gonen
Dec 23, 2017 marge beck
Dec 22, 2017 Mary Bateman
Dec 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 22, 2017 Dominique Giloteaux
Dec 22, 2017 Richard Griffin
Dec 20, 2017 Marsha Hentzel This world just doesn't get that animals need protection. Our wildlife is disappearing all around the world and this is just absurd....
Dec 20, 2017 Tinka Dybdahl
Dec 19, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 19, 2017 michel guillou
Dec 19, 2017 Lydia Benoist
Dec 18, 2017 Jacalyn Elsoffer
Dec 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2017 Irene Goetz
Dec 13, 2017 Ashley Hodel
Dec 13, 2017 Dalca Carvalho
Dec 13, 2017 Catherine Brown
Dec 13, 2017 Liva Krasovska
Dec 12, 2017 Sophine Tann This is sick! First we take their tusks and now they are being eaten and that's aright? This world is getting sicker by the minute!
Dec 12, 2017 Judy Kammer
Dec 11, 2017 Ben Sass
Dec 11, 2017 Pamela McHugh Hideous!
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

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