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Asian elephants are suffering greatly at the hands of poachers. The illegal elephant trade is flourishing in Thailand and Burma, where wild elephants are captured and sold for their ivory or for tourism.

Baby elephants are the most valuable commodities in elephant tourism, but they aren't required to be registered until they reach eight years old. Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded. Because of this loophole, baby elephants captured in the wild are passed off as domesticated with no documented proof. Requiring that babies be registered at birth is one compelling way to curb the trade and prove where the babies belong.

Write to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) in Thailand asking they enforce registration at birth.

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Dear Deputy Director General Dr. Theerapat Prayurasiddhi:

The illegal elephant trade is surging on in Southeast Asia. The elephant populations in Burma and Thailand are suffering due to extreme poaching. Wealthy traders take the elephants and use them for their ivory or in the tourism industry in elephant trekking.

The elephants that are captured are held in captivity and are subject to nothing short of torture, whether their tusks are cut from their faces or they are forcefully and painfully trained to obey their masters.

Right now, elephants aren't required to be registered until they reach eight years of age. But if all elephants were registered at birth, keeping them in the wild with their parents might prove a much easier task.

Please do all you can to make sure domesticated elephants are registered at birth, distinguishing them from their wild counterparts, so that these precious animals can thrive in their homes and avoid the dangerous black market.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Jul 24, 2017 Melody Stevens
Jul 23, 2017 Jeanette Crain
Jul 23, 2017 Jessica Lee Elephants are very smart and very sensitive creatures. Like humans they require social interactions and feel emotions like we do. We must do what we can to help them flourish.
Jul 23, 2017 Regina Barakat
Jul 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2017 Linda Darling
Jul 22, 2017 Frida Wallin
Jul 22, 2017 Miranda Gutierrez
Jul 22, 2017 Leigha Henson
Jul 22, 2017 Katharine Riddle
Jul 22, 2017 Vivian Lieb
Jul 21, 2017 Cindy Mekka
Jul 21, 2017 pat redner
Jul 20, 2017 Ashley Rozanski
Jul 20, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Jul 20, 2017 William Tarbox
Jul 20, 2017 Tatiana Plakhova
Jul 20, 2017 Anne Powell
Jul 20, 2017 Lani Wilkinson
Jul 20, 2017 J. Scott
Jul 20, 2017 Jerilyn Bock
Jul 20, 2017 Andrea Harrison
Jul 20, 2017 Bernadette Scott You cruel evil people. I wish nothing but the same on you!
Jul 19, 2017 Steven Gordon
Jul 19, 2017 Lynette Nielsen
Jul 19, 2017 Gary Haarbye Please register the babies at birth and just leave them alone. Let them live in peace, these are intelligent, peaceful creatures that have as much right if not more to the planet as we do. For the love of all that is right just stop this madness NOW.
Jul 19, 2017 Janet Burrows
Jul 19, 2017 Bonnie Koch
Jul 19, 2017 Wanda Bunn
Jul 18, 2017 Bonnie Claggett
Jul 18, 2017 Deborah Smith
Jul 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2017 Mike KASTNER
Jul 18, 2017 VICKY ANASTOPOULOU
Jul 18, 2017 Helena Freeman
Jul 18, 2017 Cynthia Knapp
Jul 17, 2017 Linda Cypert
Jul 17, 2017 Linda Moon
Jul 16, 2017 Terra Detle-Jamieson
Jul 16, 2017 Becki Owens
Jul 15, 2017 Justine Riant
Jul 15, 2017 Desari Erickson
Jul 15, 2017 Teresa Llamas
Jul 15, 2017 Fateh Sidhu
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Jul 15, 2017 Pamela McBee
Jul 15, 2017 Svetlana Babies
Jul 14, 2017 Barbara Slaterback
Jul 14, 2017 steve marley
Jul 14, 2017 Melanie Cameron

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