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 Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded.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

Apr 26, 2017 Linda Kaiser elephants have more empathy than humans do. Show them we care!
Apr 26, 2017 Malissa Crandall
Apr 26, 2017 Gabi Sorrell
Apr 25, 2017 Connie Allman
Apr 25, 2017 Susan Fontanes
Apr 24, 2017 Leon Joubert
Apr 24, 2017 Robin McCreary
Apr 24, 2017 Janice Kelly
Apr 24, 2017 Jennifer Phillips
Apr 24, 2017 Audrey Morgan
Apr 24, 2017 Carol Stephenson
Apr 24, 2017 Anne Bekkers
Apr 24, 2017 petra meerwaldt
Apr 24, 2017 Judith Weber
Apr 24, 2017 Jim Schumann
Apr 24, 2017 Clare Jones Use your own children not other animals babies for entertainment
Apr 23, 2017 Kim Williams
Apr 23, 2017 lisa lewis
Apr 23, 2017 Miriam Lopez
Apr 22, 2017 Karen Wilkinson
Apr 22, 2017 Alison Krampetz
Apr 22, 2017 Rebecca Bennett
Apr 21, 2017 Halima Padilla-Moyen
Apr 21, 2017 Simone Duffin
Apr 21, 2017 joann stonebridge
Apr 21, 2017 l Lunde Wild or domesticated, neither should be allowed to be exploited. The elephants are more intelligent then most humans in the world.
Apr 21, 2017 Michele Stallings
Apr 21, 2017 Debbie Banditelli
Apr 21, 2017 Virginia FRICK
Apr 21, 2017 Heather Cohen
Apr 21, 2017 Carolina Jimenez
Apr 21, 2017 Lorena Almeida
Apr 20, 2017 Donna Roberts
Apr 20, 2017 C, James
Apr 19, 2017 Cynthia Davis
Apr 19, 2017 Tracy Moyle
Apr 19, 2017 Bonnie Morais
Apr 19, 2017 C Marais
Apr 18, 2017 Kim Lacost
Apr 18, 2017 Jerri Berg
Apr 18, 2017 Frances Mehan All babies need their mothers so that they can learn what is necessary for their survival. Humans can only teach so much. Those sold to zoos/circuses are abused.
Apr 18, 2017 michelle mac
Apr 18, 2017 Charm Lee
Apr 18, 2017 Francine (Fleur) Dufour (De Champi)
Apr 17, 2017 Rudolf Filip
Apr 17, 2017 Sherryll Shaddock
Apr 17, 2017 Cori Hunt
Apr 17, 2017 牧瀬 千佳
Apr 16, 2017 Elvira Trebesius

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