Gabo is passionate about Wildlife Conservation and Welfare. Inspired by the plight of African Lions who are unfairly hunted. We are a Private fund, we never ask for donations, we ask only for support in educating and raising awareness to the world.
Started 2 petitions
Ban Ivory Now!
The best type of ivory comes from the middle of the elephant’s tusk, where it’s firm and flawless. Poachers try to slaughter the largest elephant -- often the matriarch, leaving her baby elephants to fend for themselves. The illegal demand for ivory is the biggest driver of elephant poaching. Despite a global CITES ban on international sales of ivory since 1990, tens of thousands of elephants are killed to meet a growing demand for ivory products in the Far East. And the craziest thing? While tens of thousands of elephants are being hacked to death that way, Japan is fighting to keep its booming ivory market open ~ saying it has nothing to do with it. But Japan is hosting the Olympics in 2020, and is hoping to welcome millions more tourists! That's where we come in: many of us live in countries that Japan wants to attract for tourism. If millions of us sign and we launch a global media campaign for an ivory-free Olympics, we can win them over! Please Sign now, let's together shut down domestic ivory markets in the world for good.
Ban Canned Hunting
Ban Canned Hunting! You came to knife fight with a loaded rifle.. Next time, come barehanded we’ll call it fair. Born to be murdered.. South Africa is a dream for hunters - Thousand of hunting tourists from Europe and the USA travel to the region for one brutal reason, they then bring home dead animals instead of photos as souvenirs, totally unnecessary and cruel. Nearly all wild species are available – even protected species like elephants: it’s just a question of money. An especially perfidious form of trophy hunting is “Canned Hunting” of lions. Canned HuntingThe most extreme variety of trophy hunting is “Canned Hunting”. Most of the victims are lions, which are served to their hunters on a silver platter: The animals are kept in fenced areas and then simply shot and many have suffering because of bad aiming or handling of rifles. The lions are bred on farms and raised by hand. They hardly demonstrate any shyness of humans. The animals can’t escape from the cages. Occasionally they are attracted with bait, sometimes they are even sedated with medicine.Anyone can go and hunt lions in South Africa – a hunting licence or proven hunting experience isn’t usually necessary. This means that many lions aren’t killed by the first shot which results in them experiencing an agonising death. Rapid boom in breeding farms and shootingsFor trophy hunting in South Africa, lions are bred on more than 190 farms, usually raised by hand and accustomed to humans. In the last six years, the number of farm lions has risen by 250 percent. Today, more than 6,000 captive animals are threatened with the same gruesome fate – more than ever before. First a pet …Many of the young animals must then serve as tourist attractions where people can pet them, take photos with them and take them for walks. Unwitting tourists visit these farms and pay money to look at or touch young lion cubs. That they are thereby supporting a horrific industry, an industry that even many hunting associations reject as being unethical, is something that most of the tourists don’t know. … then shotThe lions reach the trophy age after four to seven years and are then offered to the hunters for shooting. In many cases the ‘hunting’ isn’t carried out on the same farm that the animal was bred at. Instead the lions are transported to other areas and shot there. Danger for wild lionsThe supporters of Canned Hunting claim that Canned Hunting serves to protect the species. In fact the opposite is the case: The increasing number of trophy hunting tours on offer is increasing the pressure on the lion populations living in the wild. An increasing number of animals are captured in the wild for breeding purposes Please sign Gabo’s Petition, I will personally hand it to the government this summer when I will be working on a conservation project on South African this year..