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Stop the Slaughter of Elephants for Ivory Urge U.S. government to oppose ivory sale at upcoming CITES meeting

February 22nd, 2010 by Nicole Meyer

On March 13, 2010, delegates from 175 countries will take part in the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Amongst dozens of proposals concerning imperiled species worldwide, they’ll be considering dangerous petitions from Tanzania and Zambia to sell more than one hundred thousand kilograms of elephant ivory and to decrease protections for elephants in those countries. Such “one-off” sales in the past have been disastrous for elephants and led to widespread poaching across Africa. Please read our action alert and send a letter today to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, your senators and representative, urging them to ensure the U.S. votes “no” on these lethal proposals.

8 Responses to “Stop the Slaughter of Elephants for Ivory Urge U.S. government to oppose ivory sale at upcoming CITES meeting”

  1. March 12, 2010 at 8:34 am, brandao said:

    COMMENT PEUT-on se permettre de diminuer la protection des animaux et à fortiori, les éléphants! ce sont des créatures exceptionnelles. j’ai vu un reportage rare sur une maman qui mettait au monde son petit! seuls les cupides et les idiots n’ont pas pleuré ; c’est un document d’une tendresse bien plus profonde encore que la naissance d’un bébé humain.
    La mère si grande s’est mise à genoux pour plonger son regard maternel dans celui de son petit et elle le caressait doucement avec sa trompe.
    et vous, vous voulez les abattre pour leurs défenses en ivoire ? pauvres simples d’esprit, pauvres arriérés de coeur, privés de sentiments vous n’arrivez même pas à la cheville des animaux. Si j’en avais le pouvoir je ferais souffler le vent de la mort sur tous ces gens cupides que même Dieu a chassé du jardin d’Eden!

  2. March 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm, Catherine Doyle said:

    Gabby,

    Please take action for the elephants by writing and making phone calls to your government officials, and ask your friends to do the same. Make it a classroom project! Politicians usually respond very well to students. You can make a difference!

  3. March 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm, Gabby said:

    I’m 15 years old and Elephants are my all time favorite animals. And it’s killing me to see what people are doing to poor Elephants. They DO NOT deserve to be treated this way. As Chris Aggeles said; They are more important than their ivory. I’ve cried at some points when I see what has happened to them and what is still happening to this very day. It’s not right and I hope it will be stopped.. It just shows how heartless,cruel,and mean people are. I find them fascinating and I still want to continue to find them fascinating years and years from now.. But if this keeps up, no one will.

  4. February 23, 2010 at 1:01 am, Suha Sleibi said:

    Please do the humane and right thing by incrasing the protection for ephants and also say NO to the dangerous petition from Tanzania and Zambia to sell 100kg of ivory. It’s really sad to see such beuatiful and inteligent animals die for their ivory?
    Elephants are great enimals and should be protected from those dangerous and greedy people!

  5. February 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm, Florence Assalit said:

    When is this all going to stop! When is this greed going to end. Just can’t believe that in 2010 we are still hearing the talk of killing elephants for their ivory. What kinda of humans are we to do such a thing. The US should not support this and can’t believe even the thought of this would be thought by the american gov’t – whom I have no faith in. The cites delegation needs to lobby against this permanently. Maybe the 2012 movie is a reality, because it’s obvious that humans haven’t gotten the message how we are one and one with nature. We are all connected – Web of life.

  6. February 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm, chris aggeles said:

    Elephants are more important than their ivory, and so they should be allowed to live. As long as they don’t hurt anyone. Peace

  7. February 22, 2010 at 7:20 am, Nina Perino said:

    I urge you to say ‘NO’ to the dangerous petitions from Tanzania and Zambia to sell more than one hundred thousand kilograms of elephant ivory and to decrease protections for elephants those countries. The United States government must vote against these proposals and the U.S. CITES delegation actively needs to lobby against any trade in ivory.

  8. February 22, 2010 at 7:04 am, Bonnie said:

    All countries should support the killing of elephants (and other species for bone) for ivory. Such an inhumane waste of a beautiful animals life — nobody is interested in purchasing ivory anymore because of the death that it stands for.

    Any, and all support to any country doing such a thing should be forever taken away.

    Thank you.