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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


Feb 19, 2018 YVONNE HALL
Feb 17, 2018 Toby Cardoso
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 Peter Herrmann
Feb 14, 2018 aya oda
Feb 13, 2018 Karen Carson
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed) Help the elephant ! Stop the animals abuse !!!!!!
Feb 12, 2018 b Winkler
Feb 11, 2018 CATHERINE LOREN
Feb 10, 2018 Arlene Marv
Feb 8, 2018 (Name not displayed) What will be the next "delicacy" ? unwanted babies?imperfect humans?
Feb 7, 2018 Michelle Johnson "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi
Feb 6, 2018 Lopamudra Panigrahi
Feb 4, 2018 Voletta Chavis
Feb 2, 2018 teena berger
Jan 31, 2018 Audrey Glenski
Jan 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2018 Dalva Cintra
Jan 29, 2018 Alexandra massimi
Jan 28, 2018 Valentina Miletic
Jan 28, 2018 Shirley Eichelberger
Jan 28, 2018 Glenn Odagawa
Jan 28, 2018 Virginia Lippert disgusting, do not eat elephant.
Jan 27, 2018 Marzena Jaskulska
Jan 27, 2018 Kimberly Miller
Jan 26, 2018 Claude Meyers Mugabe may be gone, but the practice no doubt continues. I find it horrifying. We KNOW what intelligent and soulful creatures elephants are. You could just as well serve and consume human beings. We simply not allow these beautiful creatures to vanish.
Jan 26, 2018 Elena Palka
Jan 26, 2018 Janis Bunch
Jan 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2018 Beverly Evans
Jan 24, 2018 Katherine Weesner
Jan 23, 2018 Samantha Herring
Jan 21, 2018 Janet Panarelli
Jan 21, 2018 Maria Belasquez
Jan 20, 2018 Cheryle Blankenship Really people....grow a garden.
Jan 20, 2018 Paula Crawford
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)

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