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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 Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded.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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Jun 26, 2017 Kimberley Duve
Jun 26, 2017 Cheryl Levy
Jun 25, 2017 Michelle Fortener
Jun 25, 2017 Joan Hise
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Jun 23, 2017 Lucia Sanford
Jun 23, 2017 Sally Allen
Jun 22, 2017 MaryAnn Bomarito
Jun 22, 2017 sirena green
Jun 22, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Jun 22, 2017 Maria Prinsloo
Jun 22, 2017 Mary Harris
Jun 22, 2017 sc Vdb
Jun 22, 2017 Heather Shaffer
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Carol Phipps
Jun 21, 2017 Jan Hays
Jun 21, 2017 margaret halley
Jun 21, 2017 Pat Mimeau
Jun 21, 2017 tammy bullock
Jun 21, 2017 Sabina Taneja
Jun 21, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Jun 20, 2017 wendy nolan
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
Jun 20, 2017 Jackie Winder
Jun 20, 2017 Anne Matarin-Bessiron
Jun 20, 2017 Linda Cook
Jun 19, 2017 DENISE KASTNER
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Jun 19, 2017 Cynthia Ostrunic
Jun 19, 2017 Steven Schueller
Jun 19, 2017 Susan Bain Stop this barbaric practice NOW!!!
Jun 19, 2017 Kathie Eckerson
Jun 19, 2017 Trina Snow
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Jun 19, 2017 Kristine Richter
Jun 18, 2017 Deborah Holland what is wrong with you 3rd world countries? maybe you are all experiencing karma for the way you treat animals
Jun 17, 2017 Patricia Kreger
Jun 17, 2017 cheri pierce
Jun 17, 2017 Jennifer Johnson
Jun 17, 2017 RoxAnna Anthony
Jun 17, 2017 Susan Hill
Jun 17, 2017 Barbara Nistler
Jun 17, 2017 Alexandra Marcantonio
Jun 16, 2017 myra berario
Jun 16, 2017 Karen Warrilow
Jun 16, 2017 Stephen Richards
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