Stop Annual Auction of Trophy Hunting Permits

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Target: President, Safari Club International Larry Higgins

Goal: End the “Ultimate Hunters’ Market,” the annual Safari Club International auction that sells permits to hunt over 600 wild animals in 32 countries.

Safari Club International, the world’s largest trophy hunting organization, recently sold hundreds of permits to hunt and kill African lions, grizzly bears, wolves, and deer among many other animal species – animals we should be protecting, rather than slaughtering for prizes. The “Ultimate Hunters’ Market” took place at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino in Las Vegas as part of an ongoing, four-day auction and convention event from February 3rd to February 6th, drawing over 20,000 bidders. The winners received permits to hunt wild animals in the United States, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, and Spain, among other countries. Trophy hunting is both unethical and unnecessary, as sport hunters kill for recreation rather than for the goal of controlling animal populations. The “Ultimate Hunters’ Market” both celebrates and encourages this cruel and unsustainable practice, and took place this year despite numerous protesters who spoke out online and at the event in Las Vegas.

Safari Club International has been under fire from conservationists ever since Cecil the African lion was lured from a national park in Zimbabwe and killed by Walter Palmer, an American member of the trophy hunting organization. Cecil has become a symbol of everything that is wrong with trophy hunting; hunters view these vulnerable animals as commodities, rather than respecting their natural place in the wild, and many use cruel hunting methods. By continuing to hold these celebratory trophy hunting events, Safari Club International is ensuring that many more wild animals will suffer the same fate as Cecil the lion.

The worst part about the auction is that it is annual; unless we take a stand, this astounding amount of trophy hunting permits will continue to be auctioned off every year. By signing the petition below you will help urge the President of Safari Club International to put an end to these unethical auctions and make this year’s “Ultimate Hunters’ Market” the last.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Higgins,

The annual Safari Club International auction, “Ultimate Hunters’ Market,” must be halted. Auctioning permits to hunt over 600 animals in 32 countries supports the unethical practice of trophy hunting, a sport that is as unnecessary as it is cruel. Rather than striving to control animal population, trophy hunters kill for recreation, resulting in the deaths of animals we should be protecting rather than slaughtering.

The annual auction both celebrates and encourages this unsustainable practice, and took place this year despite numerous protests from conservationists, scientists, and activists. I am urging you to heed the protests and make the 2016 auction the last. Please take action to discontinue this annual tradition, and put an end to the “Ultimate Hunters’ Market.”

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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10 Comments

  1. FABIANO GERARD says:

    PETITION SIGNER & PARTAGER SIGNED & SHARED FRIMA

  2. Shirley stafford says:

    Stop killing our Anamials now

  3. It’s no use pleading with the president if this sadistic vile club. If there are any applications to REDUCE the laws protecting animals, you can bet this club has a hand in it.

    They award prizes to hunters who kill the most animals so does anyone think they will read a petition?

    This petition should be to shut down this evil enterprise.

  4. frank powdermaker says:

    Stop this.

  5. I thought the world was becoming civilized. Obviously wrong when people kill for fun

  6. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtWO83pf3Mc

  7. vena campbell says:

    Stop the killing all together!!!!!!!!

  8. WHO’s looking out for the animals???!!!!!! —

    They must be protected.

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