Start A Petition

Botswana: DO NOT Legalize Elephant Hunting ! Please SIGN & SHARE !!!


Animals  (tags: wildlife, Botswana, wildanimals, habitat, killing, animalrights, slaughter )

Angela
- 6 days ago - rainforest-rescue.org
Botswana was a safe place for Africa's elephants. But now, its government wants to "manage" the herds by legalizing elephant hunting and rolling out the red carpet for rich tourists with guns.



   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Angela K (378)
Friday March 15, 2019, 4:38 pm
Signed & shared
 

Freya H (345)
Friday March 15, 2019, 4:57 pm
Signed earlier. Save the elephants!
 

Animae C (507)
Friday March 15, 2019, 5:11 pm
# 78,920
Had signed.
Re-Tweeted

Thanx dear Angela 🐘
 

Victoria P (109)
Friday March 15, 2019, 6:58 pm
Signed with thanks Angela ~♥~
 

Delia F (53)
Friday March 15, 2019, 7:42 pm
Done!
 

Dogan O (2)
Friday March 15, 2019, 8:27 pm
noted and signed
 

Carol Johnson (26)
Friday March 15, 2019, 8:52 pm
Thanks for sharing signed
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday March 15, 2019, 8:58 pm
Thank you for making a difference
!# 79,934
Thanks Angela
 

Inge B (202)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 2:47 am
Signed.

Love💖
 

Millie O'Connor (153)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 4:16 am
This is horrible! Ignorant cruel bastards. Thanks, Angela.
 

Dawn M (141)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 6:45 am
Done!
 

Laurie H (818)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 8:11 pm
I'm just broken hearted for these precious animals! So Signed, Shared, Noted and praying this madness ENDS! Thank You Dearest Angela So Much!~
 

MmAway M (522)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 8:16 pm
Signed.
No #'s here just wet eyes from horror!
 

christy N (12)
Saturday March 16, 2019, 9:07 pm
S&N, thank you for sharing, Angela!
 

Joy M (167)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 5:38 am
signed and noted, thank you
 

Lone F (58)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 6:26 am
Thanks dear Angela
Noted and signed
 

Ann B (76)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 6:48 am
signed THANKS ANGELA
 

Heidi Walderra (163)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 7:18 am
S+S
 

Jill S (118)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 9:09 am
Previously signed :)
 

Sara P (55)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 10:20 am
Signed immediately, thanks a lot for sharing dear Angela! xOx
 

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (59)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 12:21 pm
S&N;thanks for sharing
 

Lisa Neste (204)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 12:27 pm
Signed, thanks Angela & Sara for the forward.
 

Sharonsick R (13)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 1:57 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Angela & Sara.
 

Mark S (222)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 2:33 pm
Signed
 

Eternal G (734)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 6:53 pm
Done, thanks for letting me know Sara!
 

Allen O (197)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 7:00 pm
Thanks Angela - Signed and noted
 

Raleighaway k (359)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 7:37 pm
a/s tweeted posted on all timelines. ty Angela
 

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 9:30 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Angela and Sara.
 

Glenys R (38)
Sunday March 17, 2019, 10:33 pm
Noted and Signed
 

Ben O (135)
Monday March 18, 2019, 1:56 am
Signed for the elephants!
 

Yvonne F (181)
Monday March 18, 2019, 4:52 am
Signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Angela
 

Elena E (76)
Monday March 18, 2019, 6:54 am
Signed!!! Thanks Angela!! Continuemos luchando por los animales!
 

Rosemary Rannes (643)
Monday March 18, 2019, 8:39 am
Dear Angela thank you for posting this petition that i sent to you on Twitter. I knew you would my soul sis !!
Signed GOAL 150,000 Signatures to date 104,172
Our beloved eles are in peril, from the babies kidnapped and shipped off to China, to the ivory trade !
We are their voice & we will ensure that they will be protected and saved from poachers.
How do we protect & save the babies from the greed of President Masisi and other African leaders?
Encouraging the benefits of conservation and tourism.

Angela i just had to include the text of this petition !

" To: the President of the Republic of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi

Please protect Africa’s elephants. Maintain the hunting ban and step up the fight against poachers.

READ LETTER

While intense poaching has led to a collapse of elephant populations in some countries of southern and eastern Africa, Botswana has so far been largely spared. 126,000 elephants currently live in the country – a third of all savanna elephants. According to experts, this is partly thanks to a ban on hunting that has been in force since 2014.

The organization Elephants without Borders has warned that poachers are becoming increasingly active in Botswana. Between 2014 and 2018, the number of dead elephants has increased sixfold. According to the scientist Mike Chase, most of them were killed by poachers for their ivory.

Chase’s study provoked a heated response, including death threats. President Mokgweetsi Masisi has described the allegations as the “biggest hoax of the 21st century”.

A government commission came to the conclusion that the country has too many elephants, and proposes “managing” the population by lifting Botswana's ban on trophy hunting and carrying out “regular but limited” culls. The authorities also suggested that the meat of the killed elephants could be canned and sold as pet food.

If the president implements the plan, he could be acting out of personal motives. Masisi appears to want to destroy the legacy of his predecessor, Ian Khama, who put the hunting ban in place in 2014. What’s more, the country will be holding elections in October 2019. Elephants sometimes devastate fields, and so lifting the hunting ban and having regular culls could be popular measures among rural voters.

In view of the increasing poaching and the dramatic collapse of Africa’s elephant population, we call on President Mokgweetsi Masisi to take action:

- Keep the hunting ban in place.

- Do not go ahead with the proposed culls.

- Step up measures to fight poaching. "
 

Barbara K (61)
Monday March 18, 2019, 12:40 pm
S & N and shared. Thank you for the post, and thanks to Raleigh for the share
 

Barbara K (61)
Monday March 18, 2019, 12:41 pm
Oops, this share is from Rosemary R., thanks, Rosemary
 

Animae C (507)
Monday March 18, 2019, 7:06 pm
Thanx for sharing Rosemary!

# 111,865
 

Animae C (507)
Monday March 18, 2019, 7:07 pm
Also thanx for sharing Sara P.!
 

Danny v (32)
Tuesday March 19, 2019, 3:03 am
Signed and noted.
 

Ruth L (237)
Tuesday March 19, 2019, 10:06 am
Signed/noted.
 

Sara G (104)
Tuesday March 19, 2019, 11:22 am
Signed + shared.
 

Terrie Phenicie (37)
Tuesday March 19, 2019, 5:12 pm
Signed, shared and noted. Thank you Angela and Janine!!!
 

Jan Garen (86)
Friday March 22, 2019, 6:43 am
Tragic.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)


Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Animals





 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.