Please sign and share this petition worldwide in an effort to speak volumes to Johannesburg, South Africa regarding the use of elephant meat on the menu for celebrations like that of Robert Mugabe's birthday in Zimbabwe. With all the other festivities to honor this man, it is very disturbing that they allow serving elephant meat which is promoting the kill and poaching of these beautiful, majestic and endangered animals.
With the nearing celebration and honor of Robert Mugabe's birthday in Zimbabwe who has been the Comrade President who has ruled for 35 years, they are considering serving elephant meat as part of the menu, which is very disturbing. Conservationists have criticized as "unethical" and which local villagers say will hit their income. Such a practice is promoting the kill and poaching of these animals along with two cape buffalo, two sable antelopes, five impalas and a trophy lion for the birthday bash. The farmer that is donating the animals states that the animals will be slaughtered a few days ahead of the party, and the meat stored by a local hotel.
These animals have to be poached and slaughtered in order to provide for these festivities and the chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force states that "killing of elephants totally unethical. I am not in favor of anyone donating wild animals for a celebration or for any other reason." It is bad enough that this country is already under fire for their illegal treatment of these animals, including capturing live baby elephants for export to countries such as China and the United Arab Emirates.
Help us in our continued efforts to save the elephants in Zimbabwe and putting elephant meat on their celebration menu by signing and sharing this petition worldwide on all media sites to stop such practices and save these animals.
Zimbabwe and Johannesburg, South Africa Governments - We implore and urge you to not allow the continual slaughter and killing of elephants in your country, using their meat for any type of menu or celebration. The elephants in your country are in crucial danger of extinction and need to be treated better. saved and allowed to live in their natural habitat. Do not kill these animals for any purpose such as that of a special menu or celebration to serve elephant meat! Stop killing your elephants!!!