Stop the Slaughter and Exploitation of Mountain Gorillas in Africa

Target: American Ambassador in the Congo Region

Goal: to ask local African government officials to enforce laws against the exploitation and slaughter of  Mountain Gorillas which are currently on the endangered species list, in Africa’s Great Congo Basin

For those who have been fortunate enough to observe a gorilla in the wild, the thought of extinction of these mild mannered creatures is inconceivable.  But according to a recent United Nations report, impending extinction is a real life possibility.  In fact, the UN says that by the mid 2020’s the gorillas could begin to disappear in the Congo Basin area which is the world’s second largest tropical forest, covering 70,0000 square miles.  “We had done a report back in 2002 which was already fairly grim in terms of the predictions in terms of the extinction,” says Amy Fraenkel, regional director of the U-N Environmental Program.  “But that is unfortunately very much trumped by the recent findings, which are that between – I’d say less than 10-15 years out from now, we could see extinction in large ranges of the species.”

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) states there are only approximately 680 Mountain Gorillas remaining in the wild today. These gorillas are being sold for huge profits world-wide and used for consumption of gorilla meat which is illegal. In July 2011, 6 baby gorillas were smuggled out of the Congo, but after attempts failed to export these gentle creatures, they were returned by the Rwandan Government, only to discover that all of the parents were slaughtered, (most likely used for bush meat).  Gorillas are trapped and then sold for thousands of dollars as exotic pets in the world market.  This petition would encourage the African Ambassador to urge local authorities to more effectively enforce laws which are already in place in order to protect these gentle giants from the futile slaughter and ultimate extinction of their species all together.

PETITION LETTER:

To the Congo Basin Ambassador to Africa;

As you may well know, the United Nations has recently predicted the impending extinction of wild Gorillas by the mid 2020’s if we fail to act to protect these spectacular creatures soon.  Six baby gorillas were smuggled out of the Congo in July 2011, but after attempts failed to export these gentle creatures, they were returned by the Rwandan Government, only to discover that all of the parents had been slaughtered, (most likely used for bush meat).  The World Wildlife Fund has estimated that there are only around 680 gorillas left in the wild today.  Please help to prevent these gorillas from becoming extinct by urging the Congo political leaders to strengthen efforts to enforce current laws in order to protect these gorillas.

Please help to prevent African Congo Basin area gorillas from becoming extinct by encouraging the African government to stop the useless slaughter and exploitation of these wonderful animals.

Sincerely;

[Your Name Will Go Here]

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13 Comments

  1. So what else is new? What else can humans destroy next? Sorry but we are despicable. Poor defenseless animals. Just imagine aliens landing on earth and treating us as we treat the animals here. We would be defenseless and they would be cruel just like humans. A taste of our own medicine

  2. eva turesson says:

    våra kära vänner behöver våra hjälp

  3. Why is it only women that step up for causes like this?

  4. Linda Musel says:

    For those caring souls that are digusted at the abuse, slaughtering of our plantary animals, it is our duty to educate and inform others to join the march against poachers and other humans that believe these animals are only here for slaughter and have no right to peaceful existence. If all of this upsets you, then sign petitions,and spread the word of what is truly happening to our animals. Many people are NOT aware of what is happening to these animals and we have to spread far and wide to let other caring people know of this horror against animals. DO something and sign petitions and spread the word ASAP!! TIME IS RUNNING OUT AND THIS CAUSE IS IMMEDIATE!

  5. Linda Musel says:

    DO NOT TAKE A DEFEATEST ATTITUDE THAT THERE IS NOTHING TO DO…YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY PETITION SIGNING AND GETTING OTHERS TO SIGN. YOUR SIGNATURE COULD BE THE ONE SIGNATURE THAT OVERTURNS THE FATE OF THESE ANIMALS..ONE PETITION SIGNATURE AFTER ANOTHER ADDS UP FAST.

  6. When will people learn! Please stop this horror.
    We are not the only one who live on this planet. but human is the only specie who is destroying it. Shame shame shame!!!

  7. Musnier Francine says:

    Stoppons la destruction des forêts et l’habitat des gorilles

  8. Global Sterile Environment is coming if we don’t find less destructive ways to power human “needs”. Even wind turbine development is destructive. I predict there will come a day when all of our magnificent resources, flora and fauna, will be sacrificed for “progress”. Nothing left but asphalt and cement … and a few green remnants of an oasis where corporate CEOs and crooked politicians will live out their miserable lives. They are willing to sacrifice all of us and that which we hold precious.

  9. kathy seckinger says:

    Can
    Calliope aliens did land here in 1492 and tried to irradicate the Natives, looks like whites today are following their lead, now with animals.

  10. Dr Debra King-Ferro says:

    Stop the murder of gorillas and all animals…. They have as much right to live as we do

  11. É um crime tirarem esses animais do seu habitat

  12. Stop the murder of gorillas and all other animals

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