Prevent Mass Slaughter of Elephants By Poachers

Target: Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Goal: Stop poacher killings that have already led to deaths of half a dozen elephants.

Six elephants from an Ethiopian wildlife refuge were massacred within just one day. This barbaric onslaught seemingly refutes wildlife authorities’ assertions that no organized poaching exists inside the country. If this slaughter continues, Ethiopia could lose some of its most important wildlife forever.

During the past few decades, this country has seen its elephant population slashed by a stunning 75 percent, largely due to poaching.  The six fallen elephants in the latest attack apparently ventured slightly outside their home in Mago National Park to get water. The butchers who killed them removed all their tusks. These poor animals paid for their lives because they were thirsty. Since resources are currently being diverted away from park oversight, poachers take full advantage and will likely commit more atrocities if they are not stopped.

Sign this petition to urge Ethiopia’s government to reprioritize the protection of its most storied and beloved wildlife.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Ahmed,

Botswana suffered severe backlash when it lifted a ban on hunting elephants. Across Africa, many countries have been confronted with the eradication of these majestic animals from droughts and, more prominently, from merciless hunting and poaching. Please do not let Ethiopia become the latest enabler of this endangerment that could too quickly take a destructive turn towards extinction.

Recently, six elephants fell victim to a mass killing near Mago National Park. The butchers who slaughtered these animals for their tusks will likely go on to continue the disgusting practices that have already wiped out 75 percent of Ethiopia’s elephant population ….unless you stop them. The period of government transition has passed, the lacking oversight brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is easing, and the excuses are gone.

Give authorities the aid and resources they need to identify and apprehend these killers and all poachers with reckless disregard for the law. Increase security that can safeguard the sanctuaries these wildlife call home. Please do everything in your power to protect Ethiopia’s natural wonders from exploitation and deadly greed.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Vaughan Leiberum

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8 Comments

  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    SIX poor elephants barbarically slaughtered because they were THIRSTY, & because some members of the ‘human’ race are SO
    f—–g GREEDY!!!! 👿

  2. THIS IS HORRIBLE AND DISGUSTING. THESE MAGNIFICENT ANIMALS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND SOCIAL AND CARING ANIMALS. THEY ARE NATIONAL TREASURES AND ICONS. THEY SHOULD BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS – JUST LIKE THE LIONS, WHOSE NUMBERS HAVE BEEN DWINDLING ALSO. HUMAN BEINGS MUST STOP BEING SO IGNORANT AND SELFISH AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES NEED TO SAFEGUARD THEIR NATURAL ICONS FROM HARM AND TRAGEDY. BECAUSE WITHOUT THESE MAJESTIC WILD ANIMALS IN OUR ENVIRONMENTS, OUR HUMANITY IS ALSO AT RISK. WE ALL BELONG HERE ON MOTHER EARTH.

    • Charleen Murphy says:

      well said!! so true! they are amazing beautiful gentle giants!! makes me so mad, irate, animals harmed. Some people are so selfish, evil, greedy and have no heart!!! so sick!! to kill an animal!!! to take a part of their body to make money, that is so horrendous!! please protect the remaining elephants!!!!!! SO sad!!!! SO terrible!!! animals have a right to be here too!!!

  3. Jaime Perez says:

    Humans can be so cruel and inhumane to innocent animals. There is no excuse for the cold blooded murder of animals. Poachers are the boil on the Earth’s butt!!

  4. Patrick Butler says:

    Unnecessary cruelty…this should be met by having the miscreants castrated!

  5. WTF!! Are you kidding me? Mass slaughter the poachers!! That seems right!!… not slaughtering the helpless elephants!! This animal abuse/ murder must END now!! How is this happening. We need to tighten laws and put these poachers away in prison for life… no question!! They are danger to are society and this must stop now! Be a voice for those without! Stop the murders!! Life in prison or death to all poachers!

  6. What the hell is the matter with these nations of the world? Do they only exist to torture and kill animals – do you not have any other purpose in life because the rest of us would like to see all of you tortured and dead. We are sick of the abuse and the years you have slaughtered the animals of the kingdon – you bastards will pay one day – be assured of that – in the meantime I truly hope your death is soon and painful and really really slow – you don’t deserve to walk this earth.

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

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