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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,

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Aug 14, 2018 Pat A.
Aug 14, 2018 Kelly Cawthorne
Aug 14, 2018 Julie Stevenson
Aug 14, 2018 Kelly Anen
Aug 14, 2018 Gib M
Aug 14, 2018 Columba Livia Barbaric !
Aug 14, 2018 Meher Behrana
Aug 14, 2018 Beatrice Zuin
Aug 14, 2018 GIAN FRANCO BUSSACCHINI
Aug 13, 2018 p konsup
Aug 13, 2018 Norma Sandler Didn't Mugabe do this last year also? This is a shameless, heartless monster that must finally be stopped!
Aug 13, 2018 TRUDY NICKOLS
Aug 13, 2018 Julie Hayes
Aug 13, 2018 Helena Krolikowski
Aug 13, 2018 Kenia Cruz
Aug 13, 2018 Clara Mancini
Aug 13, 2018 Sandy Laustra
Aug 13, 2018 Kristin Stark
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Aug 13, 2018 Katherine Whitson
Aug 13, 2018 JOHN RUDOLPH
Aug 13, 2018 Michele Thyne This is an opportunity to help that must not be missed!
Aug 13, 2018 Kristi Tinley
Aug 13, 2018 Luisa Anaya
Aug 13, 2018 Glen Gregus
Aug 13, 2018 Cara Stanley
Aug 13, 2018 Sophie Benger
Aug 13, 2018 Mary Beaulieu
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Aug 13, 2018 Donna Holinej
Aug 12, 2018 Kathleen McCormick
Aug 12, 2018 Rosie Almanza
Aug 12, 2018 Meagan Oltman
Aug 12, 2018 tracy holthaus
Aug 12, 2018 Phong Mai
Aug 12, 2018 Darrin Bower
Aug 12, 2018 Pamela Holley
Aug 12, 2018 Alice Jacobson
Aug 12, 2018 Leslie Austin
Aug 12, 2018 Victoria Douglas
Aug 12, 2018 Jobi Kennedy Mugabe should be ashamed of himself. Knowing that the number of elephants in the wild is so threatened, how can he even conceive of the idea of them as food???
Aug 12, 2018 susan mitruk
Aug 12, 2018 Boriana Iamboliyski
Aug 12, 2018 Anne PIZELLE
Aug 12, 2018 Heather Rugg
Aug 12, 2018 Heather Johnson
Aug 12, 2018 Helen Taylor
Aug 11, 2018 Julieanne Pogue This is a horrifying situation: the killing of endangered species to serve as a vanity dish by an amoral potentate . have we come no further as human beings? is there no mercy for this dying species? Please, make this illegal and prosecute!
Aug 11, 2018 Mary Ingram
Aug 11, 2018 Ivonne Vanegas

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