Ban Trophy Hunting

Target: Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

Goal: Ban trophy hunting in South Africa.

South Africa’s wildlife is in severe danger of extinction due to trophy hunting, a sport enjoyed by rich white men who take pride in killing innocent animals solely for the thrill of it. Among this past year’s casualties were Cecil the lion, the beloved star attraction of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, and the largest bull elephant on the continent. Trophy hunters reportedly claim that their hobby is “important” to Africa’s economy, but in truth, it brings in a fraction of what people pay in order to see and take pictures of the continent’s wildlife.

We cannot allow these callous hunters to continue their cruel and inhumane sport. Too many African species have been almost completely wiped out by poachers and habitat loss, and to know that lions, elephants, and other animals could become completely extinct due to the selfish actions of trophy hunters is horrifying. Trophy hunting does nothing to bolster the continent’s economy, and is completely unnecessary.

We must protect what remains of South African wildlife before it is too late. Sign this petition to demand a full ban of trophy hunting on the continent.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Zuma,

Trophy hunters are threatening to completely demolish what remains of South African wildlife. Among the casualties have been Cecil the lion and the largest bull elephant on the continent, with hunters claiming that their actions were perfectly justified and that their hobby is “important” to Africa’s economy. Not only are their assertions completely selfish, they are incorrect, as eco-tourism brings in far more than the heads of their “prizes” ever could.

You must put a stop to this cruel sport of killing animals for the glory of it. Wild animals have the right to live peacefully, to not have their lives stolen by greedy hunters. Please ban trophy hunting completely, to protect the remaining wildlife and allow them to regrow their numbers.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Daughter#3

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20 Comments

  1. Trophy hunters stupid, idiotic morons who have no sense whatsoever! We must completely ban these hunters permanently and forever! Let them get their jollies elsewhere! It’s disgusting behavior! No reason for it at all!

  2. Lesley Rodgers says:

    Trophy hunting must be banned for the sake of preserving the wildlife and showing this barbaric and cruel and completely pointless practice is no longer tolerated by South Africa and the rest of the civilised world.
    For the individual animals and their prides and herds, each one hunted is a tragedy.
    I would point out that trophy hunting is not the sole province of “White men” – that is objectionable and racist – ALL races of rich men go after these so called Trophies, and all ALL must be stopped.

  3. Tina shurtleff says:

    If Trophy hunting was helping wildlife then why is wildlife dwindling? It’s time to stop this disgusting non sport. Most of these animals are tame. Even elephant is too many.

  4. THEY NEED TO QUIT SELLING PERMITS IN AFRICA SO THESE TURD HUNTERS CAN KILL GREAT WILDLIFE EARTH NEEDS NOW. BAN THE TROPHY HUNTS NOW.

  5. Stop all Trophy Hunting! This is Not a so-called Sport! It is Murder, and Shoukd be Stopped Now!

  6. Eileen goodman says:

    Signed…but do you really think these greedy, corrupt leaders give onevdamn about animals? Trophy hunters should be shot…not animals.

  7. ANNICA ERIKSSON says:

    Jacob Zuma is a MORON allowing white trash killing off all these majestic and magnificent animals.
    It´s appalling and barbaric it has to be stopped. Soon there will be no animals left, what are these psychos gonna kill then??

  8. Wendy Morrison says:

    Give ALL 4-leeged-animals guns and let them kill all these stupid 2-legged trophy hunters!

  9. Everyone here is missing the point.

    TROPHY HUNTING PERMITS sell for a lot of money in poor African nations. THERE will always be corrupt officials willing to sell them…..it cost the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion $55,000 for his permit…. NOW, for a permit to hunt the VERY endangered Black Rhino: you would pay: $350,000. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/10566507/Permit-to-hunt-endangered-African-black-rhino-sells-for-350000.html

    ALL trophy hunters have to pay for permits, and this enriches many African officials, that is WHY there will never be a “ban” on it…human greed!

  10. TROPHY HUNTING PERMITS sell for a lot of money in poor African nations. THERE will always be corrupt officials willing to sell them…..it cost the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion $55,000 for his permit…. NOW, for a permit to hunt the VERY endangered Black Rhino: you would pay: $350,000. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/10566507/Permit-to-hunt-endangered-African-black-rhino-sells-for-350000.html

    ALL trophy hunters have to pay for permits, and this enriches many African officials, that is WHY there will never be a “ban” on it…human greed!

  11. THESE AFRICAN OFFICIALS ARE SO BLINDED BY GREED THAT ONCE THESE ANIMALS ARE GONE, PEOPLE WILL NOT VISIT THEIR SORRY COUNTRY.

  12. Selena Brooks Selena Brooks says:

    Trophy hunters need to hunt each other!

  13. BY the way, it is not JUST “rich white men” who trophy hunt…..many Chinese (newly rich) also do this.

  14. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️😠😡

  15. Jaime Perez says:

    Trophy hunters are nothing but cowardly murderers of innocent animals. It’s such a sad world where it’s a status symbol to murder animals and brag about it. 🙁

  16. Trophy hunters need to be shot cruel bastards

  17. Kathy Khoshfahm says:

    Jacob – To subject the Animal Kingdom to ‘Trophy Hunting’ is barbaric to say the least. These animals have just as much a right as we do to live their lives on this planet in peace, free from torture and murder at the hands of humans. You have a moral obligation to keep these animals safe. Please do the right thing here and ban this bullshit…

  18. these cruel sadistic bastards are one of the worse species going I say line them up and shoot them and put their heads on walls. They’re real brave when they got a gun in their hands the cowardly creeps ban trophy hunting while there is some wildlife left for our grandchildren to see and appreciate

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