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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 Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded.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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Mar 23, 2017 Kimberly Webb
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Mar 23, 2017 Diane Brown
Mar 22, 2017 Tatiana Gajdosova
Mar 22, 2017 Wendy Malone
Mar 21, 2017 Theresa Meade
Mar 21, 2017 Pati Jio
Mar 21, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Mar 21, 2017 Liriangela Boeira
Mar 21, 2017 Betty Ann Altman
Mar 20, 2017 Adele Roberts
Mar 20, 2017 Diana Crall
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Mar 20, 2017 Jamie Sandusky
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Mar 20, 2017 Fred Coppotelli
Mar 20, 2017 Jennifer Lindridge
Mar 20, 2017 Karen Fromm
Mar 20, 2017 Åsa Fredin
Mar 19, 2017 H. M. Sustaita
Mar 19, 2017 Lisa Vaugh
Mar 18, 2017 Mari Dominguez
Mar 18, 2017 Kirk Rhoads
Mar 18, 2017 Marianna Alexandros
Mar 17, 2017 Kathleen Fernandez
Mar 17, 2017 Heather Warren
Mar 17, 2017 Katie Sceats
Mar 17, 2017 Jan Garen
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Mar 15, 2017 charin Suarez
Mar 15, 2017 Paula Mesropian
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Mar 15, 2017 Sandra Schomberg
Mar 15, 2017 Angela Tune
Mar 15, 2017 Merle Weyant
Mar 15, 2017 Julie Cipale
Mar 15, 2017 Michelle McCaulley With today's technology there is no reason registering these animals can't be accomplished.
Mar 15, 2017 Deborah Summerville
Mar 15, 2017 Angel Salazar-Kinsey
Mar 15, 2017 W Julian Gancarz
Mar 15, 2017 daniela dattrino
Mar 15, 2017 Mary Sier
Mar 14, 2017 Ruth Benschoter
Mar 14, 2017 Barb Breese
Mar 14, 2017 Abigael Foreman
Mar 14, 2017 Shari Yvon-Lewis

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