Did you hear that the government of Botswana, a country in southern Africa, recently handed out licenses allowing cruel hunters to kill 70 wild elephants?
The excuse for the slaughter of these majestic animals is human/wildlife conflict - hungry elephants trampling on farmers' fields. They're calling it "overpopulation," even though the conflicts are in just a few areas.
There are only 130,000 elephants in Botswana, and that's 1/3 of the entire population of elephants in Africa.
Please help prevent these killings!
Please tell Botswana's president Mokgweetsi Masisi to end the killing.
Send a Private Message at https://www.facebook.com/BotswanaGovernment/
An example of what you could say is:
"Dear President Masisi, I'm really saddened and disappointed that hunting of elephants is being allowed in Botswana at this time. These sensitive, beautiful, and rare creatures deserve protection, and I believe the human/animal conflicts in certain areas can be resolved without killing. Economically, your country would greatly benefit from additional ecotourism and photo safaris, in which no animals are harmed. Many Americans love to travel but will NOT visit a country where hunting is promoted as much as ecotourism. We want to go to places where the animals are protected and appreciated as individuals who have feelings. Please support ecotourism and do not allow trophy hunters or poachers to harm these animals. Thank you very much."
Contact the Botswana Tourism Organisation at: http://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/contact-us
Ask the U.S. Ambassador to Botswana to convey your concern to President Masisi: 1) Write to: Ambassador David John Newman Embassy of the Republic of Botswana 1531-1533 New Hampshire Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036
2) Call: 202-244-4990
3) Email: email@example.com
If it were in fact "overpopulation," killing would still not be the answer.
If we don't develop birth control, then death control will continue to be used.
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