Stop Allowing Trophy Hunters to Slaughter Giraffes

Target: Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa

Goal: Do not allow trophy hunters to threaten wild giraffes with extinction.

Worldwide outrage has erupted after photos showing an American trophy hunter posing with the body of an elderly male giraffe recently went viral. The senseless slaughter of this gentle giant is just one instance of many where trophy hunters have been granted permission to target these creatures, even though conservationists warn that there are now less than 100,000 giraffes remaining worldwide. We must use the attention drawn by this story to call for an immediate end to all giraffe trophy hunting in South Africa.

The American trophy hunter, 37-year-old Tess Thompson Talley from Kentucky, originally posted the photographs of her standing next to the slain giraffe on her Twitter page last year. Recently, they were discovered and retweeted by AfricaDigest, which gave the troubling images widespread attention and prompted a number of public figures to condemn Talley for bragging about killing this magnificent, innocent creature.

Despite this widespread outcry, it remains legal to hunt giraffes in South African game parks as long as prepaid arrangements with park officials are made. Yet with their dwindling numbers, it is very possible that trophy hunting could threaten this iconic species with extinction. Sign the petition below to put an end to the pay-to-hunt practice of giraffe hunting in South Africa before it is too late.


Dear President Ramaphosa,

The practice of allowing foreign hunters to pay large sums of money for the ‘privilege’ of killing giraffes must be brought to an end. Despite claims that such hunts help fund conservation efforts, the number of wild giraffes continues to plummet at a disturbing rate. The industry that has developed to support the demand for trophy hunting is putting these animals at risk of extinction, and must be stopped before it is too late.

I urge you to stop issuing hunting permits to wealthy trophy hunters who are more interested in selfishly killing these innocent creatures than saving them from extinction. Please ensure that all giraffes are protected and act swiftly to stop this barbaric and senseless slaughter.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: D. Gordon E. Robertson

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  2. Derinda Nilsson says:

    These greedy, selfish and cowardly ass!@#$ need to stop murdering are precious animals. Should not call them trophy’s because they are not. It just shows people how sick and depraved you are. It’s sick and disgusting. More important these animals are not yours to kill I don’t care how much money you have. Wildlife looks so much better alive then DEAD.

  3. Let’s hope for the extinction of all trophy hunters! The sooner the better! The more excruciating the better!

  4. An eye for an eye to anyone that hurts animals. All those people need to suffer and die.

  5. The only good hunter is a dead one.Hunt the hunters! An eye for an eye!

  6. Robert Hensman says:

    There is a Great need for Public Excutions as a form of. Justice.

  7. Hey why cant we hunt them for sport?means fair game if you ask me!these countries need to stop being money hungry and see a life thats living not a dollar sign for sport! Your kind will burn in hell!

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