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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


Aug 18, 2018 Alice Bittner
Aug 18, 2018 Gemma Clark
Aug 18, 2018 Dorothy Bateman
Aug 18, 2018 William Ward
Aug 18, 2018 Erica Morgan
Aug 18, 2018 Jeffrey Cook
Aug 17, 2018 Susan Gillespie
Aug 17, 2018 Caterina Merello Sulic
Aug 17, 2018 Mandy Watson
Aug 17, 2018 Erica Williams
Aug 17, 2018 Muriel BOU
Aug 17, 2018 christiane huard
Aug 17, 2018 Joan Ehrgott STOP and condemn the killing and eating of Elephants!
Aug 17, 2018 Toni LeQuireSchott Elephants have been descemated for centuries. They are intelligent beings who deserve our staunch protection.
Aug 17, 2018 Lyndsey Taylor
Aug 17, 2018 Carol Whatkiss Every animal, even down to the smallest insect has the right to live in this world, many were here before us, we are at best murderers and we are killing our planet. Stop this deplorable act....ACT NOW!!
Aug 17, 2018 Marta Bongi
Aug 16, 2018 Kristine Menger
Aug 16, 2018 Pau B
Aug 16, 2018 Kathy Alter
Aug 16, 2018 Maria Soares
Aug 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2018 Catherine Hertfelder
Aug 16, 2018 Inge Ness It's bad enough they kill him for the ivory now they're killing them for food they never stand a chance of not being coming extinct
Aug 16, 2018 Mariano Terzolo
Aug 16, 2018 Cristal Mallo
Aug 16, 2018 Jude Pasqualini
Aug 16, 2018 gita barbezat
Aug 16, 2018 Betty Camillo
Aug 16, 2018 R Carsten
Aug 15, 2018 jodi milstein
Aug 15, 2018 georgia letsos
Aug 15, 2018 Robin Howe
Aug 15, 2018 Jessica Jakubanis
Aug 15, 2018 Lisa Capozzi
Aug 15, 2018 PJ Reilly
Aug 15, 2018 Pauline Köhler
Aug 15, 2018 Tricia Spurlino Please stop this. Please. You have the power to end this atrocity. Our world needs elephants. We need your help.
Aug 15, 2018 Katarzyna Kirkalo
Aug 15, 2018 Gavin Putz
Aug 15, 2018 Tracey Guardian
Aug 14, 2018 Marti Kingwill
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

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