Justice for Elephants Slaughtered While Seeking Water to Drink

Target: Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Goal: Stop poacher killings that have already led to deaths of half a dozen elephants.

Six elephants from an Ethiopian wildlife refuge were massacred within just one day. This barbaric onslaught seemingly refutes wildlife authorities’ assertions that no organized poaching exists inside the country. If this slaughter continues, Ethiopia could lose some of its most important wildlife forever.

During the past few decades, this country has seen its elephant population slashed by a stunning 75 percent, largely due to poaching.  The six fallen elephants in the latest attack apparently ventured slightly outside their home in Mago National Park to get water. The butchers who killed them removed all their tusks. These poor animals paid for their lives because they were thirsty. Since resources are currently being diverted away from park oversight, poachers take full advantage and will likely commit more atrocities if they are not stopped.

Sign this petition to urge Ethiopia’s government to reprioritize the protection of its most storied and beloved wildlife.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Ahmed,

Botswana suffered severe backlash when it lifted a ban on hunting elephants. Across Africa, many countries have been confronted with the eradication of these majestic animals from droughts and, more prominently, from merciless hunting and poaching. Please do not let Ethiopia become the latest enabler of this endangerment that could too quickly take a destructive turn towards extinction.

Recently, six elephants fell victim to a mass killing near Mago National Park. The butchers who slaughtered these animals for their tusks will likely go on to continue the disgusting practices that have already wiped out 75 percent of Ethiopia’s elephant population ….unless you stop them. The period of government transition has passed, the lacking oversight brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is easing, and the excuses are gone.

Give authorities the aid and resources they need to identify and apprehend these killers and all poachers with reckless disregard for the law. Increase security that can safeguard the sanctuaries these wildlife call home. Please do everything in your power to protect Ethiopia’s natural wonders from exploitation and deadly greed.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Vaughan Leiberum


78 Comments

  1. Anne-Mari Gavin says:

    All those evil savages will be delt with by God. All animals belong to God you abuse them He (The CREATOR) WILL sort you out.

  2. GARBAGE! Just trash breathing our air (and the animals air) Just shoot THEM! Goodbye trash!

  3. Torah Wolf says:

    Apparently, they are not doing enough to keep these animals safe and until they install some cameras were they can see what is going on….on a 24/7 basis they will never catch these poachers…. you can’t solve the problem if you cannot see the problem! install the cameras!!!

  4. Fuck the assasins!!!

  5. JORGE LESCANO says:

    +RIP elephants
    Death penalty for bastard poachers, cowards! Find them! They don’t deserve to live. Justice for animals!

  6. Renata Kuchinsky says:

    I hope that these evil monsters will be persecuted
    No mercy
    And if justice system fails, I hope that karma will be swift

  7. Anyone who can slaughter an animal is a danger to humans as well, they need to be dealt with. They have no souls

  8. Maria Bertrand says:

    Minister….how…why? Some sanctuary! What are you going to do when there are no elephants left?

    I demand that these sick greedy monsters pay with death!
    They do not deserve to breathe!

    If you do nothing, you are as guilty and I hope you pay one way or another…..THEY WERE INNOCENTLY DRINKING WATER….hurting NO ONE! YOU ALL HAVE NO RIGHTS TO TOUCH THEM!

  9. I’m afraid to inform you… in the african mind an animal is an animal. Yes, one shouldn’t brush everyone with the same brush… I’m sure there are a smattering who really, really care for their pets, farm animals etc BUT on the whole… don’t be surprised about the story. It’s shocking and heartbreaking… but that country prioritises other things other than protecting their tourism magnet… ie. wildlife. You see it RSA, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana… etc etc etc. It never ends – they don’t learn. And… they expect the rich Western countries to help out. So, if you want to save any wildlife in Africa… provide the money, the security, the cameras, the guns. etc etc etc and then… do it yourself. Don’t entrust it to Africa to sort out. It just won’t happen! Sorry to say this…..

    • Sounds like racist bullshit to me, so no need to say shit like ‘I’m afraid to inform you’ or, Sorry, but…’
      Note that China, Russia, and Spain have horrible records in regards to animal welfare.

      • I agree with her comment to a degree. What I know about, is that many are not holding those animals welfare in higher regard there. However, that holds true in many other countries as well. Not all there are killers, and there are wonderful rescues and rehabs. However, this post is highlighting Ethiopia, Mago National Park where the elephants ventured out..Botswana also lifted there higher protection bans too, and complete ban on elephant killing!..So If you’re are searching on here for racist comments bc you’re searching for them in picking apart everyone’s comments you got a long road ahead. We want to help the animals not spread hate by getting off topic.

  10. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    BAN ELEPHANT KILLING EVERYWHERE NOW

  11. In a wildlife refuge!! What a fucking joke of a place. Hunt these murdering, human excrement down and hang them, send a clear message to other soulless filth that they will be dealt with for MURDER. Sickening and intolerable!! It has to stop! Protect these animals properly for God’s sake!!

  12. This sanctuary needs more security and cameras to keep the elephants safe. Anyone who knows the killers needs to give the police names and descriptions. These beautiful animals are going to be extinct if measures aren’t enforced.

  13. Dale Mellis says:

    These people should be hunted down and shot. Murdering scum like them should not be allowed to get away with slaughtering poor animals for profit.

  14. This disgusting poaching needs to stop! Leave these innocent animals alone and let them live their precious lives!!!

  15. American Girl says:

    God watches all including these barbaric savages. They will be dealt with. Why don’t you people get in helicopters and hunt them down for the inbred savages they are?!!? Don’t capture or corner them, kill them! These animals are majestic, gorgeous and have way more right to life than they do. Not to mention they bring monies to your country! Stop these bastards from ever doing this barbarism again!

  16. THIS IS DISGUSTING AND SICKENING. THIS IS UTTERLY HEART-BREAKING AND UNACCEPTABLE. WHERE WERE THE PARK RANGERS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE WATCHING OVER THE WILD ANIMALS THAT THEY ARE ASSIGNED TO WATCH OVER!! WE HOPE THAT THESE DESPICABLE SUB-HUMAN LOW-LIFE HEARTLESS SCUMBAG PEOPLE ARE IDENTIFIED AND FOUND AND PUNISHED SEVERELY FOR THE SUFFERING AND NEEDLESS KILLING OF THESE MAGNIFICENT INTELLIGENT SOCIAL ANIMALS!!

  17. Money money and again money!!!!! It is all about that so no hope for this world… It is fucked up already!!! Those mother fucker criminals should be skinned alive stop!

  18. Nadine Brundage says:

    What the hell kind of refuge is that? Where is your security ? These poachers should be shot on sight. Evil bastards and your government needs to do more to protect these magnificent animals.

  19. Valerie Gaffney says:

    I’m sorry but I agree with Nadine – Poachers, hunters and beaters should be shot on sight using a “shoot to kill policy” These countries need to remember that wildlife is precious and if they kill it all they can forget raking money in from tourists because most tourists go to countries like this to see wildlife

  20. Yolanda Bernhard says:

    Justice for these lives.
    the HELL EXPECTING the KILLERS.
    I curse you

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