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 Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded.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

Oct 17, 2017 Hannah Fletcher
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 kim runnoe
Oct 16, 2017 Ilse DePRiest
Oct 16, 2017 Terri Robb
Oct 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2017 Brent Pennell
Oct 14, 2017 Callie Bagdon
Oct 14, 2017 Judith Keeley
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
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Oct 13, 2017 Julie Zack
Oct 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 13, 2017 María Jose Saenz
Oct 13, 2017 Liz Pope
Oct 12, 2017 Jennifer Parsons
Oct 12, 2017 Gigi Middlebrook How much longer do these majestic animals have to abide this horrible action?????
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Haley Svec
Oct 12, 2017 Tessa Young
Oct 12, 2017 Sally Sterritt
Oct 11, 2017 Catherine Brown
Oct 11, 2017 Gail G
Oct 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 10, 2017 Roberta Cahill
Oct 10, 2017 Vicki Burger
Oct 10, 2017 Александр Михайлов
Oct 10, 2017 Janet & Burrows
Oct 10, 2017 Janet Davis
Oct 10, 2017 Donna Partin
Oct 9, 2017 Susan Fisher
Oct 8, 2017 Brenda Frey
Oct 8, 2017 Helena Morel No mas explotacion con estos indefensos animales.
Oct 8, 2017 Jeanette Duurvoort Greed and total ignorance Killing off a species, wiping it of the planet prematurely. These Gov. are so blind and corrupt and cruel in every aspect using loopholes to cover their asses. They set up all life for failure never seeing the end result.
Oct 8, 2017 Nella Taylor
Oct 7, 2017 Lori Love
Oct 6, 2017 Louise Moore
Oct 6, 2017 Heather Marshall
Oct 6, 2017 Ingrid Fechner
Oct 6, 2017 Brenda Roy
Oct 6, 2017 Tiffany Gurley
Oct 5, 2017 Eileen Easton These poor baby elephants need their Mothers! How can people be so greedy and cruel???? This illegal elephant trade has to end!!!
Oct 5, 2017 venus th
Oct 5, 2017 MaryJo DeGiuseppi
Oct 5, 2017 Leslie Ashby
Oct 5, 2017 S Dimitrova
Oct 4, 2017 Ankita Jain
Oct 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 4, 2017 Linda K Reed
Oct 4, 2017 Gail Hanford

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