Stop the Giraffe Body Parts Trade in U.S.

Target: Jim Kurth, Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Goal: Stop United States giraffe parts trade to save what remains of the population.

Fewer than 100,000 giraffes exist in the world, a shocking 40 percent drop since the 1990s. This is largely due in part to the booming giraffe parts trade in the United States, with such products as knives made of bone and rugs made of fur being sold in 52 separate locations for a grand total of tens of thousands of dollars.

There are currently fewer giraffes than elephants in Africa. Considering the state of the elephant population and the dangers they face, this is terrifying. These gentle, beautiful creatures are being slaughtered and made into luxury items for a profit rather than being appreciated for their beauty and allowed to live in peace. Poaching is one of the cruelest and most selfish acts of animal abuse there is; no amount of money is worth the lives of innocent creatures.

The giraffe population will continue to decline and eventually disappear forever if the United States does not stop the trade of their parts and the sale of luxury items made of those parts. Sign this petition to save what remains of these gentle creatures before it is too late.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Director Kurth,

The world’s giraffe population has dropped 40 percent within the past 20 years, partly thanks to the United States’ booming giraffe parts trade. Thousands of giraffes have died needlessly for their fur and bones to create luxury items, which are sold for tens of thousands of dollars in over 50 locations around the world.

You must stop this trade. Giraffes are beautiful and gentle creatures, and they do not deserve to die for the sake of money and luxury items. Less than 100,000 remain in this world; in Africa, their numbers are lower than that of the elephant, and elephants are already nearly extinct. Save the giraffe population from disappearing forever by putting an end to the trade of their parts.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Alexas Photos




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67 Comments

  1. Do we have to kill everything on earth

  2. Anyone who willingly purchases products that are literally made from wildlife is keeping these monstrous murders in business. It’s really no different than the illegal drug epidemic; heartless criminals and murderers can only remain in business if people are buying their goods.

  3. Alexandre Engelen says:

    Poaching would end when rich people understand that they are the cause of the decline of exotic animals. Unfortunately, they are too naive! Laws may prohibit the import of exotic animals or parts of them, severe penalties such as prison and death penalty may prevent these people from such purchases. Again the USA does not give an example to the world – this has to change before it is too late !!

  4. Do not fail to use your position to stop the race to extinction of wildlife.

  5. …. and then there were none. 🙁
    These people could t care one bit about wiping anything of the face of the earth, in fact; the fewer the numbers , the more amount of money is fetched for the animal. these people have no humanity , and don’t give a damn about killing anything that makes them money!! They are a vile bunch! VILE!!!!

  6. These people may be having the money, obviously because they are the most cruelest, unempathetic morally backward money hungry thieves who murder the God’s creatures simply to satisfy their ego & profit. Those are the unworthy subhumans must be eliminated from this planet earth…if the rest of the sentient beings to be happy…

  7. Lisa Allred says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

  8. Stephanie Geyser says:

    Would you like us (in Africa) to come to the USA and kill your bald eagles for stilly trinkets, and in doing so, bring the species to extinction? No? They why do you do this to our African animals?

    • Stephanie the USA would not care what you kill they are a disgrace they suppose to be the greatest nation HA!HA! Look at the mainly US celebrities all running round with dead animal bodies hanging from them etc etc,this nation has no respect for life(excuse me you good outnumbered animal lovers out there) the couple of hundred years they have been around has just brought more destruction especially for animals.

  9. WHAT A CRUEL EVIL WORLD…ANIMALS DO NOT DESERVE THIS TREATMENT, THEY ALSO HAVE FEELINGS AND A HEART UNLIKE SOME PEOPLE..JUST EVIL

  10. Patricia James says:

    Who exactly do these American’s think they are, not only have they murdered one of the greatest lions ever…..CYCIL but they killed his son Xanda and also another lion Skye, who’s cubs were then killed. Oh to live in the land of the free wirh ABSOLUTELY NO RESPECT FOR ANYTHING LIVING OR DEAD! You HAVE NOTHING TO BE PROUD OF AMERICA AND EVERYTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF. You a disgrace!

  11. I can’t understand any human being who murders these magnificent animals for trophies , instead they should be protecting our wildlife for future generations ?!!

  12. Disgusting display of sub-humans! Makes me sick to know that there are those that just do not care if we lose every animal, plant or waters…so sad. All we can do is petition & pray.

  13. Nadine Brundage says:

    We should be setting an example to the world . Why do animals have to die so the rich can look good. ? These people are the scum of the earth . The only ones wearing fur should be animals.

  14. Aybe so misunderstood, but why is the US selling Giraffe parts, where ate the from, not zoos. ??

  15. Jaime Perez says:

    This horrible trade must be stopped now. Those who purchase animal parts are reprehensible and heartless. If the want for these parts would cease, then so would the murder of the animals!

  16. Anyone participating in killing these exquisite animals deserves nothing less but the same!
    Damn all these killers, hope they die a horrible death!

  17. Becky Beck says:

    For God sake what next can the hunan race destroy?? When will this stop.. why would anyone purchase these items?? For what?? Decoration??? Think people what you are doing !! No one needs a giraffe pillow or rug !! These innocent victims need to be saved not killed for their skins.. sick!!!!! Those who buy these should go and see the killings!! Instead you shop for decorations .. unbelievable how STUPID people are!!!!

  18. Wildlife must be protected and valued, not exploited and destroyed. Start jailing people who kill African Wildlife. There is no reason on earth to kill them. Our wildlife must not be sacrificed for human greed and vanity.

  19. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. HOW ARE THESE ENDANGERED ANIMALS NOT COVERED BY THE CITES TREATY? CRACK DOWN ON THIS HORROR NOW. DO YOU WANT TO HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO YOUR GRANDCHILDREN THAT THERE ARE NO MORE GIRAFFES BECAUSE YOU, WHO ARE IN A POSITION TO MAKE AN APPRECIABLE DIFFERENCE, INEXCUSABLY FAILED TO ACT?

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