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 Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded.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

Oct 23, 2017 Debi Hertel
Oct 23, 2017 Kae Blecha, OTR
Oct 23, 2017 MARISA BRAVO
Oct 23, 2017 Laurie Sparrow-Price
Oct 23, 2017 Christine Dunn
Oct 23, 2017 Julie Tidball
Oct 23, 2017 maría inés gonzález las crías necesitan sus madres
Oct 23, 2017 Elena Burankova
Oct 22, 2017 Hariana Días
Oct 22, 2017 martine naudin
Oct 22, 2017 S Tan
Oct 22, 2017 Vicky Chan
Oct 22, 2017 Maria Retamal not illegal more elephant not captured at not tortura animal
Oct 22, 2017 Nanci Nydegger
Oct 22, 2017 Irene Broussard
Oct 22, 2017 victoire junot
Oct 22, 2017 Felisa Aurascoff
Oct 22, 2017 Carol Cuozzi This is crucial!
Oct 22, 2017 Betty Pappas
Oct 22, 2017 Sarah Cockerill
Oct 22, 2017 Adriana Arce
Oct 22, 2017 Laura Prohaska
Oct 22, 2017 Cynthia Rutledge
Oct 21, 2017 Randall Bong
Oct 21, 2017 David Dunkleberger
Oct 21, 2017 Tammy Kearns Leave these beautiful animals ALONE!!!!!!
Oct 21, 2017 Jill Yates
Oct 20, 2017 Angi Beckett Ensure elephants are left alone. 'domestication' is incredibly cruel. Elephants are all wild.
Oct 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2017 Christina Brown
Oct 20, 2017 Monica Preis
Oct 20, 2017 Julie Karstensen
Oct 20, 2017 nadeeka senadheera
Oct 20, 2017 Richrd Jenkins
Oct 20, 2017 Sally Cadonau
Oct 20, 2017 Connie Hope-Bly
Oct 20, 2017 Josephine Skitt
Oct 20, 2017 Terri Cecchini
Oct 20, 2017 irene kucyk
Oct 19, 2017 Cali Cheshelski
Oct 19, 2017 Stacy Schermerhorn
Oct 19, 2017 Deborah Croft
Oct 19, 2017 Janice Taylor
Oct 19, 2017 robin Eldridge
Oct 19, 2017 serge gendron
Oct 19, 2017 Ronald Brogan
Oct 19, 2017 Beth Reimel
Oct 19, 2017 Norman Koszelak

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