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Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

Dear Mr Zuma

We are writing about the issue of black rhinos nearing extinction. I believe you are in a position to make changes in order to help stop the extinction of this species, which is an iconic animal for your country.

At the moment there are less than 5000 eastern/southern black rhinos left in Africa. We are aware that your government is supporting some actions to save the black rhino from extinction, such as painting or chopping off the horn without damaging the rhino. We also know that you have created large conservation areas. Yet the black rhino is still being hunted into extinction by poachers. It is not uncommon for poachers to kill 5-6 rhinos a day. If this continues the species will be extinct within 10 years.

We thank you for the actions you’ve already taken to help save the black rhino from extinction. However, we would like you to do more. We thank you for creating protected areas. However we ask you to take further action, we request that you ensure that at least 75% of all remaining black rhinos have their horns painted so they are worthless to poachers. We also ask that you to employ more rangers to protect the black rhino in conservation areas. In addition, we ask that you provide all rangers with upgraded GPS technology and weaponry so they can better combat poachers.

As the President of South Africa you can be known for putting in place effective methods to save the black rhino species. You can make a difference to their survival and prevent extinction. We ask that you act promptly in this matter.

Yours sincerely
Mitchell Redshaw

Signed,

Mitchell Redshaw

This petition closed 7 months ago

How this will help

At the rate that the black rhino species is being killed there will be none left within or before 10 years. This species has been alive for over 50 million years if we don't help know this will...

At the rate that the black rhino species is being killed there will be none left within or before 10 years. This species has been alive for over 50 million years if we don't help know this will be another species gone forever. As the majority of black rhinos live in conservation areas in South Africa, the president of this country is in a position to help save the species. Please sign this petition so he will be encouraged to take action before it's too late to stop the black rhino from becoming extinct.

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