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Stop the Killing of Wildlife in Great Smokies National Park

Hunting, poaching and killing ANY wild animal for ANY reason are one and the same. Stop the killing of wildlife in Great Smokies National Park.

Great Smokies National Park officials killed a young elk after a video of the elk playfully head-butting Photographer James York went viral on Youtube. Great Smokies National Park officials said the elk was a safety threat despite the fact that York was not injured. Park officials said they killed the young elk after efforts to keep the elk away from people failed because people have been feeding some of the animals.

The truth is that this young elk, "Great Elky" welcomed and coexisted peacefully with human tourists in the park, the ELK's home. This elk, all elk, deer and other Smokies National Park wildlife deserve to live in their natural park home, free of human interference and human aggression.

We, the children of Mother Earth, implore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service to BAN all killing of wildlife in the Great Smokies National Park, the ANIMALS' home.

RIP Great Elky. We hope this petition will help bring meaning to your short life.

You can support the campaign to save wild animals in Great Smokies Park by:

* Signing this petition

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Every bit of support helps. Together we can help change the world and make it a better place for these animals.

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    Great Smokies National Park Officials

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