Stop Hunting Giraffes for Sport

Target: Governments of South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe

Goal: End the brutal and inhumane hunting of giraffes for sport.

In many African countries, it is legal to hunt giraffes for sport.  Hunters from around the world pay up to 15,000 dollars just for the chance to kill one of these animals.  Despite declining giraffe populations, these African countries claim that hunting can be profitable for the government and citizens and that giraffe populations can be sustainably managed.  But the continuation of this brutal practice only perpetuates the idea that these animals are a commodity and encourages illegal poaching.  End the hunting of giraffes for sport today.

Hunters from countries like Russia, the United States and Germany pay thousands of dollars for plane tickets to countries like South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe where hunting of giraffes is still allowed.  Game parks charge trophy fees for killing the animals and additionally daily fees for hired trackers and guides.  The final bill can be up to 15,000 dollars.  The governments of these countries argue that this brings money, tourism and giraffe meat to local communities and point to the fact that giraffe populations in their countries have remained stable.  But giraffes have gone extinct in Angola, Mali and Nigeria and the giraffe population has been halved since 1988 to the current number of 80,000.  Though the Giraffe Conservation Foundation cites human development as the main reason for their decline, one cannot help but wonder how sustainable and ethical hunting these endangered animals can be.

Trophy hunters often miss their target and end up shooting the giraffe in a place that results in a painful death.  Illegal poachers also use nets and snares to capture giraffes, which results in a similarly painful death.  How can countries that have made giraffe hunting illegal expect to combat poachers when they are sending the message that hunting big game is okay?  Giraffe populations are plummeting and no matter what the cause, we cannot allow these beautiful creatures to be hunted for sport.


Dear Presidents Jacob Zuma, Hifikepunye Pohamba and Robert Mugabe,

Currently, you are the only three African states that allow legal hunting of giraffes.  We understand that this can be a lucrative industry for both the government and the people of your countries and that your giraffe populations have remained relatively stable, but you are also sending the message that it is okay to hunt these harmless and threatened animals.  This may increase poaching in countries where hunting giraffes is illegal.

Poachers use cruel and inhumane methods to capture giraffes, and even legal hunting can sometimes result in a painful death for the giraffes.  Angola, Mali and Nigeria have already seen their giraffe populations go extinct. Please take a stand against cruel game hunting and for the giraffes of Africa.  Ban hunting of giraffes before it is too late.


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  1. signer pour que ça s arrête!

  2. gross and i hate people who do this it makes me sick and i wish i could go hunt there asses for fun and see how they like to be killed for no sence for a pass time ..i dont get why the world is soo full of crap..its bull and gross and it leaves me so mad that anmails have no rights no law people can do what ever they want when they want how they want and even get paid for it..all i can say is that these people are lucky i am not a power figure in this world cause alot of people would be in jail!!!

  3. Cristina Secades says:

    Someone who kill for pleasure another being is, simply, a monster, a subhuman, a rubbish. He /she didn´t learn any compassion, and real life is compassion and to aspire to be better each day.

  4. Roberto Savelberg says:

    plz stop raping your land and the your future

  5. liliane gantois says:

    I’m so sad….I love all animals, they are like us, they love life like us…..why do they kill them….they are stupid criminals!

  6. DEE WILLIOAMS says:

    THESE ANIMALBEINGS ARE THE MOST SILENT IN NATURE, THEY MAKE NO SOUND! LET US BE THEIR VOICE!!! PS i have and do hunt humans, love the sound they make begging me not to shoot them!!

  7. Yvonne English says:

    Sickening and unbelievable.

  8. Is there a way to start a petition to end all hunting that is for sport? I don’t see any sport in hunting these wonderful animals.

  9. I would gladly put the gun against this sick perverted ba####ds heads and I wouldn’t even charge them to do so!!!!!

  10. Louise Simpson says:

    Only when the last giraffe is dead will people realise when it is too late

  11. Its time we all start to question everything! Every Law that was ever written in the past that has lead to so much violence in our world.

  12. Ângela Borges says:

    Fico tão indignada e extremamente irritada com tamanhos e ridículos absurdos, que prefiro me calar pra não blasfemar. Eu confio na Justiça Divina!

    • concordo com vc. Covardia..isso é revoltante. Como podem ser tão desgraçados a ponto de fazer uma coisa terrivel dessas e achar bonito,ainda posar pra fotos? Lugar de “gente” assim é no inferno!

  13. Familia desgraçada, esse moleque é um satanás encarnado, merecem morrer terrivelmente, monstros!

  14. Gracie Jenkins says:

    It is so horrifying that anybody would hunt these peaceful wonderful creatures, especially for sport. In fact, anybody that hunts anything for sport should go to jail for murder. I can’t begin to express how much this saddens me. How about this, instead of killing innocent animals, why don’t we all become cannibals and hunt each other! I mean, we all like the Hunger Games book, why shouldn’t we just do it in real life???!!!!

  15. Christine Tarn says:

    live and let live !

  16. beverly poehlman says:

    Only cowards murder gorgeous animals for fun…disgusting humans..STOP THIS SLAUGHTER…RESPECT WILDLIFE…defend them from this……..

  17. Stop the insanity!

  18. stop killing giraffes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no not alloweddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO!!! big no no!!!!

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