Say NO to trade in Rhino and Elephant parts!

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In just a few months, on May 23, 2019 there will be a meeting of CITES. This organization is global and regulates wildlife and conservation efforts. They will meet to vote on proposals from four African countries that want to remove rhinos and elephants from appendix 1 (endangered status) and place them in appendix 2 (to be conserved and regulated status).

The countries requesting delisting from endangered are doing so because they want to promote hunting, trade in parts, tusks, horn, hair, hide, leather and jewelry, amongst other things. They claim it is in the name of "conservation" and tourism, despite the fact that they've admitted there is already unregulated poaching going on. Statistics already show about 96 elephants a day are illegally poached. In 2017 alone, an estimated 1,027 rhino were killed. 

It is CRUCIAL that we continue to protect and conserve these truly endangered species. If we don't, they could be gone for good.

Please sign and share this petition! Let us all stand together to tell CITIES we do not want hunting and the trade of rhino and elephant parts from the countries of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Let's tell CITIES we do not need to expedite the extinction of elephants and rhinos!