Stop the Brutal Killing of African Elephants
  • Adressée à Ambassador Faida M. Mitifu

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Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ambassador Faida M. Mitifu
Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania
Ambassador Mwanaidi S. Maajar
Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States
Ambassador Zhang Yesui

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Embassy of the Gabonese Republic
His Excellency, Sir Carlos Victor Boungou
Royal Thai Embassy
Ambassador

Stop the Brutal Killing of African Elephants

    1. Singleton Rankin
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      Singleton Rankin

      Santa Fe, NM

 

The senseless demand for ivory must be stopped as the brutal and illegal killing of elephants is a massacre of unsustainable proportions due to the massive demand for ivory products in countries like China and Thailand. The presence of  chinese businesses and entrepreneurs in Africa in particular are making the market connections to smuggle the ivory to the newly wealthy in China. The criminal operations involved are supported by corruption and overwhelmed authorities in elephant range states like Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

To gun down an elephant and hack off the tusks leaving a faceless mass which was moments ago a magnificent sentient creature for all to revere is totally unacceptable and all for greed. Elephants mourn their dead, are capable of suicide, have amazing memories, loving playful families and to die to become a trinket is an act that we as human beings can not condone.

No one needs an ivory ornament – you cannot eat it or save a life with it as a medicine and there are so many alternatives that do not cost the lives of the last great beasts on the planet.

 

Governments of China, Thailand, Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo are the top priorities for action to provide the solution to this crisis.  They need to step up to undertake a variety of actions ranging from stopping trafficking and sale of illegal ivory and protecting elephants by increasing enforcement and closing down the illegal markets that are driving poaching.  Countries like Tanzania play a key role as a major transit point for illegal ivory shipments from Africa to Asia too.

 

In the United States we believe that these governments have a responsibility to the world on the political level to show that they can protect elephants.  They have to fulfill their obligations under international and domestic laws and work together to support each other in combating the crisis stretching from the kill zones in Africa to the high class ivory stores in Beijing.

 

 

 

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    1. 2 500 signatures récoltées
    2. [VIDEO] Impact on the elephant populations around Samburu National Park.

      Singleton Rankin
      Organisateur de la pétition

      This 6 min video portrays more eloquently than words the elephant poaching crisis. The story is told by Iain Douglas-Hamilton of Save The Elephants and highlights the impact on the elephant populations in and around Samburu National Park in Kenya. This is a collaborative effort of Swell Pictures Inc. and WorldWomenWork. We are also doing a Mandarin version for Chinese audiences and then a 15 min version for international film festivals.

    3. [VIDEO] Poaching threatens long studied elephant population in Kenya

      Singleton Rankin
      Organisateur de la pétition

      Iain Douglas-Hamilton and World Women Work working together to help African Elephants in the Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya. A new wave of poaching threatens to decimate this well known and long studied population. Already casualties are starting to mount.

    4. Haunting New Photos Reveal Secret Elephant Graveyard in Africa

      Singleton Rankin
      Organisateur de la pétition

      Heartbreaking evidence of the effects of ivory poaching on elephant populations.

    5. Article in Scientific American shows the scale & the tragedy of poaching

      Singleton Rankin
      Organisateur de la pétition

      "Reeking of infection, the elephant stumbled into the Tanzanian camp where Thomas Appleby works as a safari manager. Its back legs festered with gangrene radiating from the open, pungent wounds that the animal had evidently endured for at least two long weeks. Ivory poachers had shot the elephant in both legs, but it had probably bolted before they could subdue the massive beast enough to hack off its tusks. The infection had slowly spread throughout the animal’s limbs, and Appleby had to put it down." Follow the link for the full article -

    6. 1 500 signatures récoltées
    7. Poaching crisis is escalating at an alarming rate - petition extended!

      Singleton Rankin
      Organisateur de la pétition

      The poaching crisis is escalating at an alarming rate fueled by Chinese demand. It is being carried out by very sophisticated gang related individuals. As such WorldWomenWork is to concentrate its efforts in 2012 in helping to tackle this urgent problem. We are therefore extending the timeframe for this petition to maximize its impact. Please share with your friends and urge them to sign the petition. We have to stop this slaughter.

      Update
      WorldWomenWork and Swell Pictures are in the process of producing a film on the crisis and have done and are doing a number of interviews, including Crawford Allen, Director of TRAFFIC, North America,  Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Founder and CEO Save the Elephants,  Carter Roberts, President and CEO World Willdlife  Fund U.S.,  Ginette Hemley, Senior Vice President, Conservation and Science. We will be announcing the release date of the film on the WorldWomenWork.org blog as soon as we have one.

    8. Customs officials seize a tonne of ivory in Vietnam

      Singleton Rankin
      Organisateur de la pétition

      The plight of the elephant – poaching for its ivory tusks – is not a crime driven by poverty in Africa. It is a crime driven by wealth in Asia & North America and by the greed of the organized criminal networks that are orchestrating the ivory trafficking.

      The scale of the problem has gone through the roof as numerous, very large volume smuggling attempts are being regularly intercepted at ports in Africa and Asia in particular. And these are just the tip of the problem, many more such smuggling incidents go undetected, helped by shadowy underworld figures that bribe officials to move containers filled with hundreds of tusks & weighing several tons.

      In recent months the ivory from many hundreds of elephants has been intercepted on the crime trade chain from Africa to Asia (China & Southeast Asia). We need a high level global law enforcement response to treat wildlife crimes such as this seriously, as the same gangs smuggling drugs & slaves are involved in these crimes too.

    9. Poaching policy: Rising ivory prices threaten elephants

      Singleton Rankin
      Organisateur de la pétition

      Ian Douglas-Hamilton's latest correspondence in 'Nature' (Aug 17) highlights the urgency of the problem.

      "Intensive monitoring has revealed that more have been poached in the past 2.5 years than in the previous 11 years. The highest poaching..."

    10. 1 000 signatures récoltées

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    • oscar cristales BONN, ALLEMAGNE
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      message:my motivation are the animals himself,I love animals<3 peace....

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    • Tamara Sprenkeling HOOFDDORP, PAYS-BAS
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      To gun down an elephant and hack off the tusks leaving a faceless mass which was moments ago a magnificent sentient creature for all to revere is totally unacceptable and all for greed. Elephants mourn their dead, are capable of suicide, have amazing memories, loving playful families and to die to become a trinket is an act that we as human beings can not condone.

      No one needs an ivory ornament – you cannot eat it or save a life with it as a medicine and there are so many alternatives that do not cost the lives of the last great beasts on the planet.

      stop killing elephants for making stupid statues and stupid worthless decoration is waisteless, worthless, and ripped precious elephant lifes away, and leave their tiny baby,s without scarves for life, they have all feelings more then us they are better then us they don,t kill they are just lead their lives

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    • jaki kingham BALDOCK HERTS, ROYAUME-UNI
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      scum

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    • Marnie Hickman BARTON UPON HUMBER, ROYAUME-UNI
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      This cruelty must be stopped - barbaric

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    • Kaylynn Wilson VANCOUVER, WA
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      You must stop this brutal behavior. You will suffer for your darkly sick behavior. Stop now!!!!!

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