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The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma

Dear Mr Zuma,

We believe that Rhinoceros poaching is a very important issue. We also believe that you are in a position to take action to address this issue.

Rhinos are on the verge of extinction and within a couple of decades, they could all be gone. Poachers are the leading cause of this issue with nearly 5000 rhinos killed by poachers in South Africa in the last 10 years. The poachers are hunting these creatures for their horns and illegally selling on the black market for over $65 000 per kilogram. Rhinos are considered to be an apex predator, meaning that the removal of this creature could be catastrophic. If the rhinoceros species dies off, other creatures such as the zebra and antelope will begin dying off too.

We have seen proof that change can happen as the southern white rhino was brought back from extinction and in only 100 years have now expanded to nearly 20 000 living in the wild. If this issue became more aware to the public, we can prevent the extinction of the rhino. If we manage to get enough money and awareness from fundraising, we could have enough money to put up protected areas and make the law more extreme for rhino poaching.

Your role as the president will be judged on your ability to protect a species. If your people see that you can bring the rhinos back from the edge of extinction, they will feel that you can protect, manage and take care of them as citizens of South Africa. The eyes of the world are watching! Obviously it is time that action is taken to someone with power. We ask that you, Mr. Zuma, help spread the word and support us in our call of action. This will change the way people look at you as a president for the better. We also request that you bring this issue up with other people with you level of power so that we can get the whole world on our team. In addition, by taking action in this issue, you would show the world not only that you have the power to protect the rhino, but you have the power to protect your people. You need to take action Mr President, the power is now in your hands.

Yours sincerely,
Lachlan D.

Signed,

Lachlan de Mezieres

This petition closed about 4 years ago

How this will help

Once the

money has been raised, someone with the power to change rules and provide protected areas for the rhino will be needed. The president of South Africa was chosen as the largest population...

Once the

money has been raised, someone with the power to change rules and provide protected areas for the rhino will be needed. The president of South Africa was chosen as the largest population of rhino is located in South Africa. If the president takes action, it will show leadership skills that the South African people would follow. Names in a petition may influence the person petitioned because it will show that people are interested in the topic and will stand by them as they try to make a change. I have tried to make this a formal petition so that the president will take it seriously and that may help him consider my offer.

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