Stop the Senseless Killing of Gentle Giraffes

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

Goal: Protect giraffes from grisly slaughter.

In Africa, about three hundred giraffes are slaughtered every year, but the actual number might be much higher. Since the 1980s, the giraffe population decreased from over 155,000 animals to only 111,000. Today, giraffes are listed as a vulnerable species, with trophy hunting playing a major role in the decline.

Although giraffes are threatened by extinction, people continue to hunt and kill them for pleasure. Hunters claim to keep the environment in balance by killing countless animals, never acknowledging that humans should not interfere with nature. Furthermore, most hunters target the strongest animals of a species, with devastating effects on their gene pool.

Not only are these precious animals viciously killed for trophies, but many of them are also killed for the fashion industry to create products like boots, pillows, jackets, and book covers.

Trophy hunting is a vile sport, for which countless animals have to give their lives. Sign this petition to banish hunting giraffes.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Barbara Creecy,

As the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment of South Africa, you must protect vulnerable animal species in your country. Many people travel to Africa for only one reason: to hunt animals. Especially rare species are popular to fulfill a hunter’s need for glory.

Animals that are killed during the hunt puts the population of the species in danger. Unless more efforts are made to protect them, the number of giraffes will continue to decline even further towards extinction.

You must utilize the power that your position has granted you to preserve vulnerable species on our planet. Please implement protections for giraffes, and ban giraffe hunting altogether.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Derek Keats

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3 Comments

  1. Besides the fact that letting trophy hunters kill defenseless and endangered wildlife is despicable and disgusting, do they not understand that once their animals are gone then so is any revenue from ‘hunting’ or tourism? If they want their country to be in even worse shape than it is already, then this is the correct thing to do – barbarians

  2. Shelly Blazich says:

    GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE DARK AGES BARBARIANS AND JOIN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY ALREADY FIGHT TOXIC MASCULINITY EVERYWHERE EVERYDAY EVERY ONE!

  3. Paula Morgan says:

    Trophy hunting continues due to the money they will spend to kill for a wall hanging. Why? America allows trophies to be brought into the country and delivery services deliver the dead bodies to the house. America allows bones and animal parts to be delivered in the same manner. If we stop allowing this then we halt trophy hunters. When they are stopped there will be less sacrifice of animals but it better happen soon. Mankind has no common sense and even less foresight. Climate change demands we safeguard animals, wildlife, fish, water, land, and more! There is no more room on the wall of the world for trophy hunters or their prized victims.

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