Target: Robert Borsak, Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, Australia
Goal: Apologize for insensitive remarks about killing and eating an elephant.
An Australian state senator bragged in a recent speech that he shot, killed, and ate an elephant while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe. Robert Borsak, a member of the New South Wales Parliament, first sparked controversy when photos surfaced of him perched beside the dead animal, and his recent remarks have ignited further outrage concerning his cruel and insensitive actions.
According to animal conservation groups, elephant populations in Zimbabwe have been dwindling at an alarming rate, especially in the Middle Zambezi Valley, the area where Borsak killed his elephant. Since the start of the 21st century, the population has dropped from 18,000 to 11,500 due in part to trophy hunting expeditions such as the one in which Borsak participated.
Robert Borsak is an elected official who has been chosen to represent the public, and his behavior is entirely unacceptable. Elephants are rare and majestic animals, and to ruthlessly hunt and kill such a precious creature is simply barbaric. Sign the petition below to voice your displeasure and condemnation of Borsak.
Dear Mr. Borsak,
I am writing to express my indignation over your recent remarks about your hunting trip to Zimbabwe in which you bragged about eating an elephant that you had already shot and killed. As a member of parliament, you have an obligation to represent the public, but your insensitive and cruel actions, coupled with your unapologetic nature, are an embarrassment to yourself and your office.
Elephants are rare and valuable creatures and though you may see them as “rogue, crop-raiding” animals, they should not be hunted for your amusement. I strongly request an apology for your cruel behavior and subsequent stubbornness.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Robert Borsak