Stop Killing Wild Animals for Their Meat

Target: Peter Mutharika, president of Malawi

Goal: Prevent poachers from killing animals for their meat in Kasungu National Park.

Antelope, buffalo, elephant, and zebra populations in Malawi’s Kasungu National Park have been decimated by the illegal bush meat trade. Poachers in the park kill animals as small as cane rats and as large as elephants. The animals’ meat is then sold at a high price to the wealthy elite, who use the meat as a status symbol. Because of the rampant killing of prey animals, the park has also lost a stable population of lions.

Poachers in Kasungu National Park use extremely cruel wire snares for their hunting. This type of snare indiscriminately kills any animal that happens to step on it, including lions, hyenas, and leopards. Approximately 90 percent of the animals killed by these traps are not the ones targeted by poachers. Death for animals who get stuck in these traps is slow and painful, and animals who escape the traps still often lose limbs or are scarred for life.

To help end the illegal bush meat trade in Kasungu National Park, local law enforcement needs to continue vigilantly patrolling the park. Sign this petition to urge President Mutharika to prevent poaching by dispatching more law enforcement to monitor Kasungu National Park.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Mutharika,

Rampant bush meat poaching in Kasungu National Park has led to a sharp decline in many native species, including antelope, buffalo, and zebra. The park has also lost its stable lion population due to the lack of prey. The meat from the animals killed by poachers is not used to help feed the local community – it goes to the wealthy elite, who only want the meat as a status symbol.

To catch the animals, poachers use wire snares, a type of trap that indiscriminately kills any animal that steps on it. The majority of animals caught in these traps are not the ones targeted by poachers, but they do not care. They also do not care that the deaths of these animals are slow and painful, and even if the animal escapes, it will still often lose a limb.

Bush meat poaching has decimated animal populations in Kasungu National Park, but there is still hope. By dispatching more local law enforcement to monitor the park, you’ll be able to help end this cruel type of poaching. For the good of all of the animals in Kasungu National Park, please carefully monitor the park for illegal poachers.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Joachim Huber

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5 Comments

  1. what a sick and greedy world we live in, if only we could think of the animal kingdom, and share, but no if we want we just take, so sickening.

  2. KatWrangler says:

    Jeez, humans are start to sound like the Biblical Plague of Locusts. Destroying everything in sight. And we are not worth it.

    Does anyone remember ZPG?

  3. HELP END THE BUSH MEAT HERE NOW TO SAVE THE WILDLIFE FROM EXTINCTION.

  4. President Mutharika – why can you not stop the poaching? Your wildlife is suffering and dissapearing, all will be wiped out. Protect and care for your animals.

  5. Waltraud Usahanun says:

    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal and ignorant ASSHOLES, which should be banned on an island for their whole lives – the devil should take all responsible persons away! Or not?
    THIS KIND OF BARBARISM AGAINST LIVING CREATURES IS LESS THAN INHUMANE AND MUST HAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE CRIMINAL RABBLE!
    STOP ULTIMATELY THESE ENDLESS INCONSIDERATION FOR THE WHOLE WORLD !!!
    KICK ALL OF THE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE OUT OF THEIR PROFESSION AND LET THEM PAY REPARATION TO FUTURE GENERATIONS!
    THE DEVIL SHOULD TAKE  ALL   RESPONSIBLE   PERSONS  AWAY   –  ONCE  FOR ALL !

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