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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


Jun 18, 2018 Cynthia Lantz
Jun 15, 2018 jean Dougherty
Jun 15, 2018 Patti Blevins
Jun 14, 2018 isabelle VALLY
Jun 13, 2018 Brendan Lee
Jun 8, 2018 Armida Franceschini
Jun 8, 2018 Danielle Marin
Jun 8, 2018 Claudia Garfias
Jun 8, 2018 Karen Statkiewicz #SAVEWILDLIFE
Jun 8, 2018 Clara Mignot
Jun 8, 2018 Marina Gonçalves
Jun 8, 2018 Laura Trondina
Jun 7, 2018 Rosemary Williams
Jun 7, 2018 Tam Long
Jun 7, 2018 Rosemarie La Cour Disgusting!! the human race continues to destroy and abuse all its animal species for greed!!! it makes me so damn mad, when will animals be protected as they have the right to be!! Please protect these beautiful animals!
Jun 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2018 Melinda Jacobson This is almost incomprehensible!
May 30, 2018 Kevin Mongelli
May 29, 2018 Wendy Dalton
May 29, 2018 M L
May 29, 2018 Leslie Sullivan
May 29, 2018 Laura Haworth
May 29, 2018 Sally Wynn
May 26, 2018 Brenda Roy
May 25, 2018 Georgia Moses
May 25, 2018 Annicka Chetty
May 25, 2018 Jill Banta
May 24, 2018 Geraldo Majela Elias de Abreu Pereira
May 23, 2018 Melissa Gillett Tell that old mangey assed 91 year old leathery turd to go and choke on his own drool...hateful creep!!
May 23, 2018 Maria Johnson
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

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