Supporters of South Africa Fight For Rhino are outraged against the National Animal Rights Association in Dublin that cites racism when asked for assistance in peaceful protest. While the world is up in arms and everybody stands together in the fight against the Zimbabwean export of baby elephants to China, NARA in Dublin stands back.
This outrage against the export of baby elephants come after the release of video footage from animal activists in Zimbabwe. Filmed were 35 stressed baby elephants that were forcibly taken from their herds. If successful, they will be kept in zoos in the world’s biggest animal rights abuser, China.
The animals appear ‘wide-eyed’, defensive, and show obvious signs of stress in the footage, according to campaign group Human Society International.
This unfolded after a group of South Africans and black Zimbabweans wanted to arrange a peaceful protest outside the Zimbabwean Embassy in Dublin. The group was referred to the National Animal Rights Association in Dublin for advice to arrange it regarding legalities, etc. with similar events being hosted throughout the UK.
SAFFR emailed this writing to NARA – “Hi there. I have been tasked with organizing a peaceful protest outside the Zimbabwe embassy regarding their export of baby elephants to China, and as I am new here in Ireland I thought perhaps I could ask you to assist me?
It is being organized simultaneously in as many countries as possible and shall also run at the same time as the upcoming CoPs”
NARA Dublin’s shocking response – “Thanks for getting in touch. We’re really busy with campaigns in Ireland at the moment, so wouldn’t be able to assist with this. It also might look a bit racist on our part if we’re picking on Zimbabwe when there are so many horrible things happening here.”
Ireland is the only civilized country in the world that does not have a Global March for Elephant and Rhino (GMFER)