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Zimbabwe: Elephant Death Prompts Action Against UN Tourism Conference


Animals  (tags: wildlife, elephants, danger, cruelty, habitat, sadness, protection )

Jill
- 601 days ago - allafrica.com
The death of a baby Zimbabwean elephant in a Chinese zoo has prompted public action against the upcoming United Nations (UN) tourism conference, with participants being urged to boycott that meeting.



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Gudrun D. (417)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 6:35 am
Here's the petition mentioned in the story http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/BOYCOTT_WORLD_TOURISM_CONFERENCE_IN_ZIMBABWE/?cNjLCab

Thanks Jill!
 

Constance F. (433)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 7:39 am
Thank you for posting - to Gudrun for the link to the petition. Good, I hope a massive boycott does ensue. That would be a beautiful thing if nobody showed up.
 

Pat A. (117)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 7:50 am
Green star to Gudrun D and many thanks for giving us the link to the petition - I signed just after Constance! (177 so far). Thanks Jill.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 8:24 am
Gudrun to the rescue, signed.
thanks
 

Vicki P. (124)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 8:36 am
Signed wit thanks
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 8:54 am
Noted and Signed... Boycott China!!!!
 

naomi cohen (44)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:01 am
signed! thank you, jill and gudrun.
 

Sandi C. (236)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:09 am
noted.
 

Valerie H. (135)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:31 am
Thank you signed..
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:49 am
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added and will be delivered to Participants in the World Tourism Conference Zimbabwe 2013. Thanks for posting Jill & thank you Gudrun for the petition, I have signed!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:27 am
thank you both Kill & Gudrun...signed and shared.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:28 am
Sorry bad vision...thank you Jill
 

Ruth M. (252)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:36 am
Thank you Ruth for sending me this signed & noted!
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 1:27 pm
AVAAZ Petition in Gudrun"s comment box above signed.

TEXT:
"We request that the participants in the World Tourism Conference to take place in Zimbabwe in August 2013 boycott the conference. Human rights in Zimbabwe is at an all time low, as is their protection of the environment and wildlife. The Zimbabwe government recently exported 4 young elephants to China, using inhumane methods to transport them and complete disregard for CITES laws. One of the young elephants has died and there are allegedly more young elephants waiting to be exported. The Zimbabwe Government has a long and distasteful record with regards to it's treatment of its wildlife and its people. It is only with boycotts and sanctions from people across the world that the message of this unacceptable behaviour can be clearly communicated to them."

Ty, Jill.
.
 

Mary T. (186)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 3:41 pm
Thanks Jill for posting and thanks Gudrun's for the petition signed and shared.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 3:44 pm
N&S. TY Jill & Gudrum
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 4:22 pm
Thank you for posting
signed and noted
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 5:29 pm
signed and angry for that baby and all others being held as slaves
 

Christeen Anderson (490)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 5:51 pm
It took something like this before anyone did anything. So very sad.
 

Laurie H. (714)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 6:08 pm
So Many Thanks for this post Jill & Ruth for the forward----I will keep praying for the day when "Animal Rights," will come. This is terribly sad. So Many Thanks Gudrun for this petition!!~`
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 6:08 pm
signed. Thank you both, Gudrun & Jill
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 6:21 pm
Noted & signed.
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 6:40 pm
Signed! I know Zimbabwe is in need of money, but sending animals to a zoo in China is just awful!
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 7:44 pm
Zoos should be abolished. Get off your collective butt and go out and find the real thing... or just watch television.
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:44 pm
How sad is this - this poor baby - dear God, I don't know what you were thinking when you put China on this earth. They are a wicked, evil and cruel lot of scumbags. And as for Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe should have been executed yonks ago - he has just run that country into the ground.
 

. (5)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:50 pm
Signed, thank you Jill and Gudrun.
 

Nimue P. (243)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:01 am
Thanks for the link Gudrun, signed and noted thanks Jill.
 

Nigel Goodman (4)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:12 am
Signed and SHARED

 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 3:25 am
noted
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:02 am
Can the problem be better solved?
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:08 am
S&n thx:)
 

Tanya W. (50)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:49 am
Noted and signed!
 

. (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 8:19 am
Easy for China with all the money he has, buy 4 baby elephants from Zimbabwe, it was a lucky that only one is dead.....
I do not know if it makes me more crap China or Zimbabwe.
Signed and noted thank you so much Jill and Gudrun
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:08 am
Beam me up scotty...I would love to relocate this patheic hell hole of a country into space.Adios.
 

Veronique L. (213)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:11 am
Noted Jill
 

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 10:21 am
Noted and signed...thanks to Jill and Ruth!
 

Penelope Ryan (174)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:41 pm
There needs to be more regulations on these hideous practices. Animals need rtights, what these sob's due is unconscionable. Separating mothers and babies, putting elephants in places where they know it is a risk. Still fight ting to get Lucy out of the Edmonton Canada zoo. She is dying there there and as many celebs who have spoken for her, they won't release her. Find it on your search engine, poor Lucy. Thanks jill hope this takes.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 3:25 pm
noted, already signed
 

Kay M. (351)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 6:22 pm
signed.
 

Kim O. (399)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 8:18 pm
Thanks Gudrun for link, signed!! Thanks Jill for keeping us on top of this!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:38 am
signed
 

Nancy Black (302)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:53 am
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, read, tweeted, tweeted, signed, tweeted and shared on FB. Maybe the death of this baby will result in good for the future of elephants.
 

Teresa Cowley (274)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:40 am
Thank you Jill for the post, Gudrun for the petition and Philip for forwarding.
Signed and shared on fb.
I'ts a shame and disgrace that a baby had to die to get this much attention!
 

Sara P. (57)
Friday January 25, 2013, 8:06 am
Thanks for the up date Jil. I already signed the petition mentioned from Gudrum, please everybody, share it! Thanks also to my friend Philip for sharing it with me. Ciao.
 

Sandra S. (126)
Friday January 25, 2013, 11:27 am
signed/shared,xxx
 

Winn Adams (192)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:22 pm
Signed
 

Joe R. (189)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:07 am
Thanks Jill.

Thanks Gudrun.
 

Margaret C. (10)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:29 am
If they would just leave the animals in their natural habitat, this death of a innocent baby would had never happened, but, of course, greed and the fulfillment of that greed is more important than ANY life. Right, Zimbabwe?!
 

Merike Lillenberg (51)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 3:54 pm
Noted, thanks!
 

Richelle Rausch (43)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 6:26 pm
Signed for those poor elephants. They should never have been taken from their mothers or their home. But China is to blame as well. They ordered and bought the babies. Just like they buy parts of elephants, sharks, tigers, etc.
 

Farah Hage Ali (159)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:17 pm
noted and signed, thank you
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 8:32 am
SIGNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why can't people behave?
Thanks Jill for posting and Gudrun for submitting the petition so I could sign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have sent email to Zimbabwes government. I think it is one of Cher's posts!
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 8:32 am
Noted too?
 
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