Stop Bushmeat Trade to Protect Giraffes from Extinction

Target: The Honourable Barbara Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa

Goal: End the bushmeat trade that is killing thousands of giraffes across Africa.

Africa’s giraffe population is going extinct as thousands are brutally slaughtered for the bushmeat trade. Hunters use homemade torture devices made of wire to trap the poor creatures, leaving them to starve in pain before they are viciously killed. Others blind the animals with flashlights then chop off their legs while they are disoriented. Poachers make millions off of their meat and the accessories made from their other body parts.

This is beyond unacceptable. Giraffes are beautiful and gentle creatures. Their existence is one of peace as they graze under trees and do no harm to other species. Hunters and poachers are destroying these innocent animals solely for the sake of monetary gain, as if they were objects and not living creatures. The population has dropped by over 100,000 within the past 15 years, and continues to decline.

Giraffes deserve so much better than this. Sign this petition to put a stop to the bushmeat trade immediately.


Dear Minister Creecy,

Across Africa, thousands of giraffes are being brutally slaughtered and maimed by poachers for the bushmeat trade. These poor creatures are ensnared by wires that choke them to death, or blinded with flashlights before their legs are hacked off. Poachers make millions of dollars off of their meat and the accessories made from other body parts.

You must put a stop to the bushmeat trade immediately. Giraffes are going extinct due to these barbaric killings; their population has dropped by over 100,000 within the past 15 years. These innocent, gentle creatures deserve better than to be treated as objects to be sold for a profit. End the trade now and help protect what remains of the population so that they may restore their numbers and continue to live peaceful lives.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Cathy Radies says:

    What the hell is wrong with people and their governments. Stop this horrible act of slaughter before there are no animals left – can humans not even figure this out – WTF is the matter???

  2. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    This barbaric slaughter of these unique and highly endangered animals is horrific and totally UNACCEPTABLE. Clean up your act, South Africa, and get a clue: your wildlife is your wealth. The world is watching in horror and we will not look away.

  3. These scumbag animal murderers must have the death penalty as a mandatory procedure implemented.I am ready,willing and able to help perform this procedure!

  4. All these filthy lowlife Wildlife and animal torturers and animal murdering Poachers, Trophy Hunters and all Hunters who deliberately torture and murder these beautiful and innocent Giraffes and all the other precious Wildlife for their pure greed must all be caught and put to death.
    The lowlife human species (especially the vile and evil Poachers, Trophy Hunters and all Hunters) never ceases to disgust and sicken me with the level of depravity these monsters can sink too,when the precious and innocent Wildlife are their innocent victims,purely for their blood money and GREED. All these monsters from hell must be hunted down and tortured,then fed to the big Cats.

  5. Have you LOST YOUR MINDS? — is there not enough food on your menus? — TORTURE and CRUELTY must NEVER be accepted — Poachers MUST BE STOPPED DEAD in their tracks — the total LACK of rationality, sanity, respect and compassion for our Giraffes and Natural World is what’s at work here — when attitudes and values are shifted, when the minds and hearts are changed, actions will change AND, more & more, this unconscionable, depraved KILLING will be obliterated off the face of the Earth — Poachers MUST BE STOPPED DEAD in their tracks; otherwise, they will continue with their brutality to our Giraffes — Punishments MUST be SEVERE.

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