Target: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
Goal: Crack down on criminal gangs that illegally slaughter threatened rhinos.
Poachers have killed at least 1,338 rhinos in the last year. This is the largest slaughter in over a decade, negating all previous conservation victories. Demand that African authorities eradicate illegal poaching before it is too late.
Rhino horns are a precious commodity in many Asian countries. They are rumored to cure cancer and treat many other ailments. The outlawing of the ivory trade and increased demand has driven the price of rhino horns higher than ever before. This has prompted criminal gangs to track and kill rhinos. These gangs are dangerous both to the rhinos and to the people who try to protect them.
It is time for law enforcement to crack down on these gangs and put a stop to this devastating slaughter. Sign below to protect the rhino and those who fight for its survival.
Dear Chairperson Dlamini-Zuma,
Poachers killed a record number of rhino’s in the last year. At least 1,338 were slaughtered for their coveted horns. We demand stricter law enforcement practices to combat this illegal trade.
Now a rare commodity, the rhino horn is sought after in many Asian countries. The outlawing of the ivory trade has only increased this demand. Now, dangerous criminal gangs have begun killing Africa’s rhinos with little fear of recourse. They also pose a threat to civilians and anti-poaching teams. This relentless slaughter must end before the rhino goes extinct.
Do not allow illegal poaching to undermine previous conservation gains. We demand that law enforcement crack down on illegal poaching practices in order to save a threatened species.
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