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 Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded.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

Mar 29, 2017 carol king
Mar 29, 2017 Jenna Wilson
Mar 29, 2017 Samantha Cooch
Mar 29, 2017 Madeleine Oliveland
Mar 29, 2017 JOSEFA ARANA
Mar 29, 2017 Hannah Crone
Mar 28, 2017 Melanie Huisman Save the beautiful elephants!
Mar 28, 2017 Janice Bernard
Mar 28, 2017 Olivia McFetridge
Mar 28, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Mar 28, 2017 maria shepard
Mar 28, 2017 Lois Freeman
Mar 28, 2017 Jenice Minamide
Mar 28, 2017 Joseph DeJessa
Mar 28, 2017 Audrey Farrelly
Mar 28, 2017 Sherrie Collins
Mar 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2017 Romain Rolland
Mar 27, 2017 Harpreet kaur
Mar 27, 2017 josilda josilda
Mar 26, 2017 Melanie Steelman
Mar 26, 2017 Linda r
Mar 26, 2017 ulla lobbe
Mar 25, 2017 Mary Ainsworth This is barbaric! Mothers and their offspring belong together.Better laws are needed, if registering babies at birth, then so be it implemented.
Mar 25, 2017 linda farrar
Mar 25, 2017 Jenny M
Mar 25, 2017 Ellen Winningham These babies need their mothers!!!
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Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 janet stanwix
Mar 24, 2017 JoLayne Fritz
Mar 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 Kathleen Ruiz
Mar 24, 2017 Lindsay Patterson
Mar 23, 2017 Annemie MAES
Mar 23, 2017 Vicky Arcaro
Mar 23, 2017 Patricia Carty hope you change soon before is too late cause will be not balance in nature anymore
Mar 23, 2017 Teresa Simek Please can't we just leave the animals alone. Let them live in peace!
Mar 23, 2017 wendy Hawthorne
Mar 23, 2017 Kimberly Webb
Mar 23, 2017 Beatriz Zebadua
Mar 23, 2017 Carrie Carlson
Mar 23, 2017 sheryl claxton
Mar 23, 2017 Melinda Wright
Mar 23, 2017 tammy oare
Mar 23, 2017 Diane Brown
Mar 22, 2017 Tatiana Gajdosova
Mar 22, 2017 Wendy Malone

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