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Stop the Massacre of Elephants ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, killing, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher
- 664 days ago - one-voice.fr
In January 2012, hundreds of elephants were killed in national park Ndjidah Bouba, Cameroon. This massacre of unprecedented proportions was perpetrated with weapons of war: AK47 and rocket launchers, recalling other massacres in Chad in 2006 and more



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Cher Away Moving (1470)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:39 am



Act

One Voice sounded the alarm. Help us interpeler CITES before its next meeting, asking them to restore the three species of elephant on Appendix I of CITES faster.

Contacts:
Management Authority of the Washington Convention in France:
Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing,
Department of Water and Biodiversity
Branch of the protection and recovery of species and their habitats
Email: cites@developpement-durable.gouv.fr

Secretariat of CITES
John Scanlon
Email: john.scanlon @ unep.org

Embassy of Tanzania in France
His Excellency, Mrs Begum Karim Taj
13, avenue Raymond Pointcarré
75116 Paris
Email: ambtanzanie@wanadoo.fr


 

Cher Away Moving (1470)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:40 am


Translation....

January 2013. In 2011, more than 25,000 elephants were killed. The ivory trade was in full swing as evidenced by seizures that have never been higher. As we approach the next CITES conference in March 2013, One Voice for mobilizing finally stopped the massacre.

Record seizures
in 2011, over 38 tons of ivory were seized in the world, a sad record. According to experts, more than 25,000 elephants were killed to feed this bloody traffic. In Central Africa, elephant populations are strongly affected forest and the species may disappear in the coming years if the carnage continues.

Organized Crime
In January 2012, hundreds of elephants were killed in national park Ndjidah Bouba, Cameroon. This massacre of unprecedented proportions was perpetrated with weapons of war: AK47 and rocket launchers, recalling other massacres in Chad in 2006 and more recently in Garamba Park in the DRC, where 22 elephants have been shot from a helicopter. These scenes of crime have never been so numerous and show that the appetite for ivory has never wavered whatever measures - often lukewarm - in place since the moratorium in 1989. Moratorium broken by many countries in legalizing ivory trade have opened Pandora's box. These dramatic decisions have enabled traffickers to conceal ivory obtained "illegally" behind the slaughter quotas "legal" elephant.

After blood diamonds, ivory blood
true vacuum ivory industry religious objects (amulets and icons), based in Asia - mainly China and the Philippines - and blew demand grows increasingly massacres especially in Africa. Now they are armed groups, rebel factions and regular army involved in this great massacre. In Garamba, DRC, the guilty are to be found on the side of the Ugandan army. In the park Bouba Ndjidah, are the Janjaweed militias from Sudan who this ivory is easy money. You should know that a kilogram of ivory reached over 1500 euros in the streets of Beijing! Now the elephants - like other animals iconic gorillas, antelopes and hippos - represent a real windfall.

Porous borders and laws
circulation ivory is unfortunately facilitated by corruption, making many highly porous borders. In addition, obtaining papers "legal" for illegal ivory is totally easy in Asia and Central Africa, provided that the wad of cash in exchange obtained is sufficiently thick. Faced with this dramatic situation, One Voice is mobilized to the elephant regains its status and fully protected species whose trade is completely banned at the next meeting of the Parties to CITES in March.

The future of the Elephant played in Thailand in March
the terrible failure of legalizing ivory trade in some countries is not only outrageous but also proved to be a dismal failure that has accelerate the massacre and the arrival of more illegal ivory market. But Tanzania has requested that the hunt for trophies and ivory trade to be permitted under certain conditions in the country. This is unacceptable and the proposal should not be adopted in March. We must mobilize if we do not want to see these venerable elephants disappear.



 

Pat B. (353)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:42 am
TY, Cher. Done.
 

Natasha Salgado (563)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:46 am
Noted and emails sent. When will this slaughter stop??Will it ever stop??? I'm just fed up with these corrupt governments and poachers.
 

jules r. (7)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:53 am
noted
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:31 am
Noted and Tnx Cher :-0
 

tasunka m. (337)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:19 am
Noted,some petitons from the site,signed
when I have more time, I can do the emails for the elephants
25,000 killed...........how many are left?
 

Nyack Clancy (447)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:25 am
Will take action- thanks Cher
 

Ana Passos (2)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:45 am
done
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:15 am
Noted, sent emails, twittered and googled. Email below. Thanks Cher.

Endangered Elephants

Dear Messrs,

I am writing to you today to respectfully request that you please list the 3 species of endangered elephants on Appendix 1 as soon as possible. These magnificent animals are on the brink of disappearing forever and that is a tragedy that cannot be allowed to happen.

The trade of ivory must not be made legal anywhere and the strongest measures possible have to be put into place to stop the poaching of ivory. If Ugandan armies are behind the poaching as well as other well armed groups than an army must be utilized to stop them.

You must find a way to make the illegal sale of ivory to China and other guilty countries so difficult that it will not be worth it for them to want to pursue the purchase. If boycotting these countries and suspending trade with them is what it takes than please do that. I realize that there are no easy answers, but this must be made a priority.

Thank you sincerely for your time and attention.

Ms. Tamara Hayes.
 

Penny C. (80)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:28 am
Will do.
 

naomi cohen (38)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:40 am
done, of course. thank you, cher.
 

. (7)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:29 am
Will take action, thanks Cher.
 

Rhonda Maness (583)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:39 am
Thanks Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:56 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Julie E. (370)
Monday January 28, 2013, 11:22 am
Shared and shared, noted and e-mailed with the help of Tamara's letter above. I know that if I try to come back later to email, it is likely not going to get done because I get to busy or I forget. So emails sent! Thanks Cher and Tamara!
 

Ruth S. (304)
Monday January 28, 2013, 11:55 am
Done
 

Thomas P. (468)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:02 pm
Noted, emails sent to all 3 email addresses on the site.
 

michelle t. (41)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:07 pm
Emails sent
 

David F. (38)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:37 pm
I am reading “Elephantoms” by Lyall Watson, a fascinating book partly about the elephants in the beautiful area I grew up in; Knysna South Africa. A sad and awful story of how they were gradually killed or died. At the end he describes how the last female, the Matriarch stands near the sea communicating with her infra sounds to a blue whale responding 100 yards off the coast. All alone she has found a being to talk to. It made me cry and still does.

It is hard to not become irate at the killing but we need to remind ourselves constantly that pressure of population acerbates these bad traits. We will never become moral and loving while needs drives us. Humans face a tough choice on how to diminish our numbers; otherwise we will go the way of all those species on the brink or already gone
Warmly,
David
 

Louise G. (1)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:20 pm
Noted and done! Thanks.
 

pam w. (191)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:21 pm
Done! PLEASE read David F's second paragraph....he says it all.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:12 pm
We are already losing so many elephants through poaching for ivory We do not need to be losing this many that is happening in this country This is terrible They must do something immediately to stop this awful slaughter or else we wont have any of these wonderful elephants left Shoot the people instead that are doing this with all these horrific weapons they deserve it the elephants dont

signed thanks
 

Agnes N. (717)
Monday January 28, 2013, 5:42 pm
Thanks Cher
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:04 pm
action to be taken, thanks Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:18 pm
emailing ambtanzanie@wanadoo.fr tonight, Cher! Both with your English & copying text from the French website.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:22 pm
Oh! I see that I am also to email two others! I am doing so now!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:56 pm
Noted !!
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:55 pm
Noted and signed - flipping low life scum - fail to understand how God has not poured His wrath down upon them yet.
 

Aurea Walker (211)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:18 pm
The poachers are like pimps, the buyers are the john's. they are the ones we need to after with strong legal force and mandatory jail time!
 

katarzyna phillips (6)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:01 am
signed and noted. put my comment in english!
 

Danuta Watola (1210)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 3:50 am
Noted
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:13 am
They should also be allowed the right to survive
 

Chittaranjan Reddy (4)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:05 am
First of all rich countries should ban hunting trophies imports. They should also discourage their own rich hunters loafing the world looking for new kill. In fact, a severe punishment for all those hunting any wild animal should be set up.

The nouveau rich in the developing countries in Asia have to get their act seriously and educate their new middle class and encourage them and educate them to spend more money and time on arts, culture and other intellectual development. This is not happening. The get rich quick and have fun attitude has to change.

The rich countries have to provide more support in education, wild life protection and stopping the export of weapons to these poor countries. Why can't the rich countries and their greedy corporations set up more schools, and employment providing, environmentally friendly, and sustainable industry in the poorer countries. The corporate greed has to stop. The new laws developed by rich nations giving power to corporations to sue governments that resist investments is wrong.

If we can succeed on all these fronts, things will change rapidly. Education and employment opportunities for the poor in the poorer countries will also help to curb population growth and habitat destruction and lead to healthy populations world around. The only way to do this, is to curb the power of corporations.
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:44 pm
Noted and signed. L♡ve ☮ Peace.
 

Jan Garen (76)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:31 am
There is nothing left to say other than these killers deserve to die.
 

Michela m. (3949)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:26 am
S&N
 

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Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:04 pm


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Yvonne F. (177)
Monday February 18, 2013, 11:04 am
Email sent! Mr. Scanlon's email address did not function anymore! Thanks Cher for posting
 

James R. (10)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 9:15 pm
S&S
 

Bernell Trapp (235)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 11:00 pm
Noted, signed, shared, & tweeted!
 
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