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 Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded.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

Aug 21, 2017 Ertie Evangelista
Aug 20, 2017 Mary Webb
Aug 20, 2017 Stephanie Delgesso
Aug 20, 2017 Dawn Pecoraro
Aug 19, 2017 Jeannette de Agnolo
Aug 18, 2017 Oscar Landé
Aug 18, 2017 Kris Peterson
Aug 18, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Aug 18, 2017 Apryl Mefford-Hemauer
Aug 18, 2017 Rob Croft
Aug 18, 2017 Denise Ansell
Aug 17, 2017 Kimberly Steigerwald
Aug 17, 2017 Debbi Taylor
Aug 17, 2017 agnes trivier
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Aug 17, 2017 Ann Weyrick No baby animals should be separated from its parents! Animals are not ours to use for financial gain and greed! These animals should be left in their natural habitats and wealthy traders and poachers should be prosecuted!
Aug 17, 2017 Laurine League
Aug 16, 2017 Candi Gaona
Aug 16, 2017 Paul Carver
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Aug 16, 2017 Mauricio Ross
Aug 16, 2017 Julie Hansen
Aug 16, 2017 ani Sandoval
Aug 16, 2017 Stacy Gold
Aug 16, 2017 Rodica Ardelean
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Aug 14, 2017 Leslie Ann Center
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Aug 14, 2017 Christine Platzer
Aug 13, 2017 Pat Atkins
Aug 13, 2017 Madeleine Mottart
Aug 13, 2017 Francie Rawl
Aug 12, 2017 Karina Huising
Aug 12, 2017 Mario Rocha
Aug 12, 2017 Sheila White
Aug 11, 2017 Nellie Baez
Aug 10, 2017 Donnie Meek
Aug 10, 2017 Chantal Eldridge
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Aug 9, 2017 Patricia Anderson
Aug 9, 2017 Lauri Moon
Aug 9, 2017 Russell Jackson

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