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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


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
Apr 14, 2018 Tammy Underwood
Apr 13, 2018 Christine Redmond Dont tell me this is his second time? For the LOVE OF GOD!!!
Apr 13, 2018 paul siemering
Apr 12, 2018 Donna Arnold
Apr 12, 2018 Leslie Ayers Totally unbelievable if it was Mugabe. I pray this never happens again.
Apr 11, 2018 Melina Aloian
Apr 10, 2018 Patty Gamblin
Apr 10, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
Apr 8, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 8, 2018 Andrew Johnson
Apr 7, 2018 Susan kauffman
Apr 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 6, 2018 sanja valecic
Apr 5, 2018 Ronald DeFeo
Apr 5, 2018 jen plishka
Apr 5, 2018 Dolores Proubasta The very definition of "savagery" is eating animals of any kind, but an elephant calf ... The U.N. cannot ignore Mugabe's challenge to everything civilized and decent.
Apr 5, 2018 Cassandra Santiago
Apr 5, 2018 Maria Sicari
Apr 5, 2018 Cheryl Free
Apr 4, 2018 Nathalie VANGERMEZ
Apr 2, 2018 Norma Morgan
Apr 2, 2018 Michal Masini I am horrified to hear that anyone eats these majestic animals. Stop the destruction of the elephant population, and stop the disgusting act of eating them!
Mar 31, 2018 Alyssa Oggiono
Mar 31, 2018 Pam Wallace
Mar 30, 2018 Joanne Grossi
Mar 29, 2018 cathy king
Mar 29, 2018 Constance Ramsay, MEd, JD
Mar 29, 2018 Jánosné Sebők
Mar 28, 2018 MARY KEATING
Mar 28, 2018 jeff fusco
Mar 27, 2018 Olga Sebok
Mar 27, 2018 Angelita Ritz
Mar 27, 2018 Jeannine de Baenst
Mar 26, 2018 Lana Huseynova
Mar 26, 2018 Susan Chandler Stanley LEAVE the Elephants ALONE!!!
Mar 26, 2018 Gina Lippa
Mar 25, 2018 Vittorio Renda
Mar 25, 2018 VERONICA ARAUJO SASSI
Mar 25, 2018 Stephanie Major
Mar 25, 2018 Carol De Hart
Mar 25, 2018 Mary Lyda
Mar 25, 2018 Cindy Brice
Mar 25, 2018 Robert Reed
Mar 25, 2018 Christine Meek
Mar 25, 2018 Jan Allen

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