Target: Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa
Goal: Stop the genetic engineering of mutant animals who are bred solely to be violently hunted down.
Farmers in South Africa are breeding mutant animals that are genetically engineered to look unique from regularly bred animals. The animals are bred and raised for the sole purpose of being a part of the $1 billion big game hunting industry, where the chance to murder one of these animals is priced at nearly $50,000.
The farmers claim they are contributing to animal conservation by unnaturally breeding these animals because there are more of them than have occurred naturally through nature. These animals are not being bred as a conservation effort, they are being farmed to make a profit off their murder. If they aren’t hunted early on, they often live with horrific health problems like heat stroke, foot problems, cancers, deformed faces and deformed tails.
The animals are considered mutant because they’re genetically modified and a rarity in nature. They are bred to have these mutant qualities like bright coloration and eye color and to be larger than normal. These qualities cause them to stand out more in the wild and mark them as easy prey for predators.
This sickening practice seems to be a violent act against both animal welfare and animal conservation. Breeding animals with health problems solely for the purpose of murdering for them to make a profit is inhumane and should not go unpunished. We cannot allow animals to be treated like worthless, lifeless objects for human entertainment. By signing this petition, you will help urge South African President Jacob Zuma to ban this disgusting practice.
Dear President Zuma,
Farmers in South Africa have been breeding mutant animals for the sole purpose of setting them out to be murdered by hunters for a hefty fee. The genetic engineering to make these animals not only gives them terrible health problems like heat stroke, foot problems, cancers, deformed faces and deformed tails, but it also makes them stand out as easy prey to predators in the wild. Farmers can try to claim that what they’re doing is helping conservation efforts, but that’s a complete joke.
This is harming animals’ welfare and lives just for the sake of human profit and entertainment and it cannot be allowed. We have to take stand for the animals who cannot speak for themselves. I urge you to ban the practice of breeding mutant animals for hunting.
[Your Name Here]
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