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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


Jul 21, 2018 Eleanor Garver
Jul 20, 2018 Maureen Moran
Jul 19, 2018 Donald Merrell
Jul 19, 2018 Kate Evans
Jul 19, 2018 gail esker
Jul 18, 2018 nathalie van manen
Jul 18, 2018 Jeanine Martincavage OMG How disgusting to eat a baby elephant or any Elephant he needs to be stopped!
Jul 16, 2018 Séverine SORDET
Jul 15, 2018 Nancy Schneider “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” -Ghandi
Jul 14, 2018 Deborah Tebet
Jul 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 14, 2018 Nikki Travers
Jul 12, 2018 Christi DeMark
Jul 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2018 bruce hall
Jul 10, 2018 Beth Rubanka Buddhists believe that the last stage in reincarnation, before returning to human form in the next life, is the elephant.
Jul 7, 2018 Setsuko Maruki-Fox
Jul 7, 2018 rox marsau
Jul 6, 2018 Tanya Lenn
Jul 5, 2018 Etelvina D. Serrano Martínez
Jul 5, 2018 David Newman
Jul 5, 2018 Catherine Quintana
Jul 4, 2018 Kelsa Kinsly
Jul 4, 2018 Ronald Trujillo
Jul 4, 2018 AMELIA GONZALEZ
Jul 4, 2018 Julie Mullen
Jul 3, 2018 CAROL KOLODZIESKI
Jun 30, 2018 Linda Cypert
Jun 29, 2018 Gloria SCIANDRA
Jun 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2018 Victoria Berrueco
Jun 29, 2018 Vangelis Seitanidis
Jun 29, 2018 Pam Alvesteffer
Jun 29, 2018 Linda McMullin
Jun 29, 2018 Alicia Orr
Jun 29, 2018 Dianne Flessa
Jun 29, 2018 Mara Loeb This was a disgusting display of "apex carnivore" status. Another deplorable act by a cruel dictator.
Jun 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 28, 2018 Vicky Chan
Jun 28, 2018 Lauren Moch
Jun 27, 2018 Deborah Campfield
Jun 27, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 26, 2018 Becky Tank
Jun 23, 2018 Constance E Bush He's an idiot ! Himself first and his people not at all!
Jun 22, 2018 Marc Ochs Menschen.....diese sadistische, empathielose Spezies gehört ausgerottet..........
Jun 22, 2018 Teresa Crosby
Jun 18, 2018 Cynthia Lantz
Jun 15, 2018 jean Dougherty
Jun 15, 2018 Patti Blevins

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