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Stop Giraffe Parts Trade in the U.S.A.

Target: Jim Kurth, Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Goal: Stop United States giraffe parts trade to save what remains of the population.

Fewer than 100,000 giraffes exist in the world, a shocking 40 percent drop since the 1990s. This is largely due in part to the booming giraffe parts trade in the United States, with such products as knives made of bone and rugs made of fur being sold in 52 separate locations for a grand total of tens of thousands of dollars.

There are currently fewer giraffes than elephants in Africa. Considering the state of the elephant population and the dangers they face, this is terrifying. These gentle, beautiful creatures are being slaughtered and made into luxury items for a profit rather than being appreciated for their beauty and allowed to live in peace. Poaching is one of the cruelest and most selfish acts of animal abuse there is; no amount of money is worth the lives of innocent creatures.

The giraffe population will continue to decline and eventually disappear forever if the United States does not stop the trade of their parts and the sale of luxury items made of those parts. Sign this petition to save what remains of these gentle creatures before it is too late.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Director Kurth,

The world’s giraffe population has dropped 40 percent within the past 20 years, partly thanks to the United States’ booming giraffe parts trade. Thousands of giraffes have died needlessly for their fur and bones to create luxury items, which are sold for tens of thousands of dollars in over 50 locations around the world.

You must stop this trade. Giraffes are beautiful and gentle creatures, and they do not deserve to die for the sake of money and luxury items. Less than 100,000 remain in this world; in Africa, their numbers are lower than that of the elephant, and elephants are already nearly extinct. Save the giraffe population from disappearing forever by putting an end to the trade of their parts.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Alexas Photos

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