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 Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded.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

Feb 23, 2017 Maritza Patch
Feb 23, 2017 Lily Martinez
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Feb 23, 2017 Maria P Burke We take their land and then blame them for our problems. Start showing that we are caring human beings.
Feb 23, 2017 Linda Anderson
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Feb 23, 2017 Eva Garet
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Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) We are the most cruel, terrible, demented, idiotic, barbaric, savage, wicked, diabolical, ruthless, merciless, villainous, murderous, cold-blooded, stupid, foolish, evil, sinful, criminal, and corrupt species on earth. This is one of the reasons why.
Feb 23, 2017 Elizabeth Jache
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Feb 22, 2017 Juan Martinez
Feb 22, 2017 Jackie Ludwig
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Feb 21, 2017 Jim Faulks
Feb 21, 2017 Rita Everist
Feb 21, 2017 Frances Ilnicky Baby elephants need their mothers alive. The elephant population is too low because of senseless killing! Do NOT KILL ANY ELEPHANTS!
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Feb 21, 2017 Katherine Basirico
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Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please stop the senseless killing & exploitation of all elephants!
Feb 21, 2017 Diane Kavanagh
Feb 21, 2017 Lou Iannucci
Feb 21, 2017 Marion Kreuscher
Feb 20, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Feb 20, 2017 Caterina Raviglione
Feb 20, 2017 Molly Stringham
Feb 19, 2017 Kim Miller
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Feb 19, 2017 Ana Dimic Stop animal cruelty!
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