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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 Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded.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.

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Sep 22, 2017 Deborah Sparshott
Sep 22, 2017 Fiona Old
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Sep 21, 2017 Kathy Barnes
Sep 21, 2017 Maria Santiago
Sep 21, 2017 Zelia Broyles
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Sep 20, 2017 Maria Harrington
Sep 20, 2017 Renee Reyes
Sep 20, 2017 Ruth Tranquillo How would you like to be pulled away from your Mother???
Sep 20, 2017 Josie Avalos
Sep 20, 2017 Robyn Burt
Sep 20, 2017 Donna Hapner
Sep 19, 2017 Ula Buenaventura
Sep 19, 2017 Rita Council
Sep 18, 2017 Stephanie Ayan
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Sep 18, 2017 Lynne Geddes
Sep 18, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 18, 2017 Rita Waine
Sep 17, 2017 Michelle Maisonave
Sep 16, 2017 kathleen michael
Sep 16, 2017 amrita biswas
Sep 15, 2017 eric archambault
Sep 15, 2017 Johanna Hantel
Sep 15, 2017 Anne Nadeau
Sep 14, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 14, 2017 Jackie Byrd
Sep 14, 2017 marja leino
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
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Sep 13, 2017 Elaine Greenlee
Sep 13, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Sep 13, 2017 Pam Walters
Sep 13, 2017 lisa fields LEAVE THESE BABIES ALONE!!
Sep 13, 2017 Sondra Bustos
Sep 13, 2017 Gillian Lee
Sep 13, 2017 Maria Manzo
Sep 13, 2017 Monika Jakubik
Sep 13, 2017 Mary Collinson
Sep 13, 2017 Carolyn Popp
Sep 13, 2017 Darja Kadenšek
Sep 13, 2017 Valerie Holmes
Sep 13, 2017 Shannah Tenner
Sep 13, 2017 Gail Gooch
Sep 13, 2017 Spasenic Lacramioara
Sep 13, 2017 Priscilla Gilbert
Sep 12, 2017 Irene Adrian
Sep 12, 2017 Saddie Al
Sep 11, 2017 Janice Haines

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