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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 Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded.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 20, 2017 Angi Beckett Ensure elephants are left alone. 'domestication' is incredibly cruel. Elephants are all wild.
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Oct 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2017 Christina Brown
Oct 20, 2017 Monica Preis
Oct 20, 2017 Julie Karstensen
Oct 20, 2017 nadeeka senadheera
Oct 20, 2017 Richrd Jenkins
Oct 20, 2017 Sally Cadonau
Oct 20, 2017 Connie Hope-Bly
Oct 20, 2017 Josephine Skitt
Oct 20, 2017 Terri Cecchini
Oct 20, 2017 irene kucyk
Oct 19, 2017 Cali Cheshelski
Oct 19, 2017 Stacy Schermerhorn
Oct 19, 2017 Deborah Croft
Oct 19, 2017 Janice Taylor
Oct 19, 2017 robin Eldridge
Oct 19, 2017 serge gendron
Oct 19, 2017 Ronald Brogan
Oct 19, 2017 Beth Reimel
Oct 19, 2017 Norman Koszelak
Oct 18, 2017 Krystal Burroughs
Oct 17, 2017 Hannah Fletcher
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Oct 17, 2017 kim runnoe
Oct 16, 2017 Ilse DePRiest
Oct 16, 2017 Terri Robb
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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
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Oct 10, 2017 Roberta Cahill
Oct 10, 2017 Vicki Burger
Oct 10, 2017 Александр Михайлов

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