Stop Bushmeat Trade to Protect Giraffes from Extinction

Target: The Honourable Barbara Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa

Goal: End the bushmeat trade that is killing thousands of giraffes across Africa.

Africa’s giraffe population is going extinct as thousands are brutally slaughtered for the bushmeat trade. Hunters use homemade torture devices made of wire to trap the poor creatures, leaving them to starve in pain before they are viciously killed. Others blind the animals with flashlights then chop off their legs while they are disoriented. Poachers make millions off of their meat and the accessories made from their other body parts.

This is beyond unacceptable. Giraffes are beautiful and gentle creatures. Their existence is one of peace as they graze under trees and do no harm to other species. Hunters and poachers are destroying these innocent animals solely for the sake of monetary gain, as if they were objects and not living creatures. The population has dropped by over 100,000 within the past 15 years, and continues to decline.

Giraffes deserve so much better than this. Sign this petition to put a stop to the bushmeat trade immediately.


Dear Minister Creecy,

Across Africa, thousands of giraffes are being brutally slaughtered and maimed by poachers for the bushmeat trade. These poor creatures are ensnared by wires that choke them to death, or blinded with flashlights before their legs are hacked off. Poachers make millions of dollars off of their meat and the accessories made from other body parts.

You must put a stop to the bushmeat trade immediately. Giraffes are going extinct due to these barbaric killings; their population has dropped by over 100,000 within the past 15 years. These innocent, gentle creatures deserve better than to be treated as objects to be sold for a profit. End the trade now and help protect what remains of the population so that they may restore their numbers and continue to live peaceful lives.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Suzie

One Comment

  1. Gabriela Torres says:

    Bunch of repugnant coward assassins greedy miserable ignorants!
    Hope their existence continues to be as miserable as it is now! – they don’t deserve any better!

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