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Zimbabwe’s Baby Elephants Need Your Help Today

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Originally Posted: January 15, 2013

Zimbabwe’s Baby Elephants Need Your Help Today

[Ed. Note: Small victory January 21, 2013, Five of 14 Baby Elephants will be returned to the wild in Zimbabwe]

FROM Animals Asia

ACTION

Please urgently email the Zimbabwe environment minister, and the national parks authority and tell them elephant calves should not be sent to zoos in China. And then have the authorities work with conservation organisations in Zimbabwe to rehabilitate these orphan calves back into the wild.

The decision will be made in the next few days, therefore please send your email as soon as possible and please ask your friends and family to do the same. Help us show the authorities that the world will not tolerate such gross exploitation of wild animals.

Minister Nhema
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management
environment@gta.gov.zw 

Mr Edson Chidziya
Director General
Zimbabwe Parks Authority
echidziya@zimparks.co.zw 

Mr George Pangeti
Chairman
Zimbabwe Parks Authority
pangeti@gmail.com 

Dr Hilary Madzikanda
Chief Ecologist of Zimbabwe Parks Authority
hmadzikanda@zimparks.co.zw 

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Within the next few days the Zimbabwe authorities will decide whether to transport four to six elephant calves, captured from the wild and removed from their families, to zoos in China.

One of four Zimbabwe calves sent to Chinese zoos in November 2012 has already died due to the stress of capture, transport and captivity.

The standard of animal care at Chinese zoos remains far from satisfactory with facilities unable to provide for the needs of these baby elephants.

These animals were born in the wild and they belong in the wild.  


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