Don’t Slaughter African Elephants for Money

Target: Tinashe Farawo, spokesman for Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

Goal: Do not allow endangered elephants to be massacred for revenue.

A few weeks ago, most African elephants were declared endangered or critically endangered. Now, the Zimbabwe government is selling permits to massacre up to 500 elephants in a shameful attempt to drum up revenue.

Tourism revenue in the country has dwindled due to the current pandemic, but this no excuse to sell a living creature to be hunted and killed. The Zimbabwe Parks claim that the killed animals will be used for food, but in reality, these animals are the targets of disgusting trophy hunters. Trophy hunters should be ashamed of their pathetic pastime, especially when it is used to line the government’s pockets.

Sign this petition to make the government in Zimbabwe stop selling hunting permits for endangered animals.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Spokesman Farawo,

The decision of your organization to sell permits to slaughter hundreds of endangered elephants is shameful and appalling. The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority should be protecting the animals under its care and not raffling them off to drum up revenue. Just a few short weeks ago, many elephants in Africa were deemed endangered or critically so. In light of this, how can you allow such atrocities against these dwindling species to fill up your own coffers?

I urge to you reconsider and stop selling the lives of endangered elephants to shameful trophy hunters.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Carole Henderson

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6 Comments

  1. Jim Takahashi says:

    Trophy hunting is a “sport” predominantly enjoyed by white people (mostly AmeriKKKans), showing a white people’s deep-rooted cultural trait. Yes, this is a cultural issue and needs to be acknowledged and addressed as such.

    And, white people tend to have big money to enjoy this “rich man’s sport” and satisfy their crooked sense of superiority and dominance. This is yet another case showing how international economy and politics work : rich countries trample poor countries, which are often undemocratic and controlled by privileged few.

    Though rich countries are also controlled by the rich and powerful, they are at least politically more democratic. So, I think the solution should be sought by people in rich countries rather than those in poor countries. In other words, the voice of people in rich countries can be louder and more influential.

  2. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    Elephants are a global treasure and are ENDANGERED OR CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. EXTINCTION IS FOREVER. The global community urges you to PROTECT ELEPHANTS, PROSECUTE POACHERS and END TROPHY HUNTS PERMANENTLY NOW.

  3. The country needs to encourage responsible ecological tourism, not trophy hunting. Trophy hunting is disrespectful to the magnificent animals it decimates and leads to the idea that they are simply there to be “harvested” for profit. Africa, protect your heritage and keep these amazing animals alive not only for the survival of their species but to inspire awe and wonder in future generations.

  4. The only good hunter is a dead one. These evil animal abusing/killing cretins internationally, most definitely must be exterminated. A slow and agonising death is essential. We need to unite together internationally to enforce this!

  5. Manuela Lopez says:

    STOP the killing of our treasures. When they are gone we will follow soon after.

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