Target: President of Interpol Mireille Ballestrazzi
Goal: Thank Interpol for the capture of ivory smuggling kingpin
The illegal wildlife trade has made billions of dollars by killing thousands of endangered animals. The ivory trade, which has resulted in the death of elephants and rhinos, has been fought by game rangers and international bodies. Interpol has recently caught Feisal Ali Mohamed, a kingpin of the ivory trade. The organization should be applauded for this action, as it will help save future elephants from death. Thank Interpol President Mireille Bellestrazzi for the organization’s action against the ivory trade.
The future of elephants and rhinos is grim. In Kenya alone, elephant poaching has been on the rise and biologists aren’t sure if the species will make a comeback. Asian countries use ivory for decorations and good luck charms, but this demand has resulted in the death of thousands of elephants. Countries, such as the United States, Tanzania, and Kenya, are working hard to end this demand. However, poachers have become as organized as drug rings, and it has placed a tremendous amount of pressure on game rangers.
The recent arrest of Feisal Ali Mohamed has brought some hope to biologists. The authorities found two tons of ivory—the equivalent of 114 elephants—when they raided Mohamed’s operation. Also arrested were Mohamed’s two accomplices. Mohamed is on a list of nine wanted criminals charged with running the illegal wildlife trade, and it was thanks to the publication of the list that authorities were able to capture the ivory trade kingpin.
The illegal wildlife trade has flared tremendously in recent years. It is unclear if this trade will die down, but strict laws and enforcement will be the only thing protecting endangered species from greedy poachers. Sign this petition and applaud President Mireille Ballestrazzi of Interpol for the organization’s action against the illegal ivory trade.
Dear President Mireille Ballestrazzi,
The illegal ivory trade has resulted in the death of thousands of elephants. The loss of life has led to the implementation of desperate measures enacted by several countries. Interpol has even stepped up, publishing a list of nine wanted crime bosses. It was thanks to this list that your organization was able to capture Feisal Ali Mohamed. I hope that this man will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, as the loss of 114 elephants is not worth any weight in gold.
Please continue to look out for the welfare of our elephants. These precious animals are crucial to the ecosystem of Africa, and we must do all we can to ensure their long-term survival.
[Your Name Here]
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