Save Africa's Last Wild Rhinos

A century ago, more than half a million black rhinos roamed southern Africa. Today, only 5,000 of these remarkable animals remain — and a dire new threat is emerging that could push them right over the brink into extinction.

Africa's last wild rhinos are being slaughtered at a frightening rate to satisfy skyrocketing demand for rhino horn on the black market. And the government of South Africa — home to 80% of the world's rhinos — is considering a reckless plan to legalize the international trade in rhino horn.

This scheme would likely wind up escalating demand for rhino horn, increasing killings and driving rhinos to extinction. It must be stopped immediately. 

Tell South African President Jacob Zuma to scrap this disastrous plan to legalize the rhino horn trade now.
Dear President Zuma:

I am writing to urge you to protect South Africa's last wild rhinos by scrapping any plan to legalize your nation's rhino horn trade. A handful of wealthy landowners and rhino farmers want you to legalize the trade, arguing that it will help meet global demand for rhino horn and curb poaching. But a growing body of evidence shows that it would likely increase overall demand and put rhinos at even greater risk of extinction.

[your comment here]

Please protect the long-term survival of these magnificent animals — not the profits of a few rhino farmers — by not legalizing South Africa's rhino horn trade.

Sincerely,

[your name]
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