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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 Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded.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 24, 2018 P Nunez
Mar 24, 2018 Jane Lemison
Mar 24, 2018 Sue Britton
Mar 24, 2018 Beatrice Wan
Mar 23, 2018 Marylou Mrvos
Mar 23, 2018 Alejandra Benito
Mar 23, 2018 Richelle Colwill
Mar 23, 2018 osvaldo baez
Mar 23, 2018 Randall Bong
Mar 23, 2018 Jamie Wallis
Mar 23, 2018 Rene Vanya
Mar 23, 2018 Brenda Pereira
Mar 23, 2018 michelle dorado
Mar 23, 2018 Wendy Maltonic
Mar 23, 2018 Vittorio Renda
Mar 22, 2018 Eileen Moore
Mar 22, 2018 Mary Decker Please leave these animals alone. Why do they need to suffer?
Mar 22, 2018 Kimberly Wong-Hyde
Mar 22, 2018 Micki Courtoreille
Mar 22, 2018 Todd Losapio
Mar 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2018 Sharmila Perera
Mar 20, 2018 Lisa MacAllister
Mar 20, 2018 Lesley Adamson Baby elephants need to be with their mothers.
Mar 20, 2018 Linda Borner
Mar 20, 2018 Sandra Alverson
Mar 20, 2018 Adina Lesperance
Mar 20, 2018 Terry DEAN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!!
Mar 20, 2018 David Chun
Mar 19, 2018 June Birch
Mar 18, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Mar 18, 2018 Yvonne Tota
Mar 18, 2018 Sandra Clark
Mar 18, 2018 Linda Stone
Mar 18, 2018 Catherine Merrill
Mar 18, 2018 Paula Vasconcelos
Mar 17, 2018 Julie Cook
Mar 17, 2018 David Hammond
Mar 17, 2018 ruth beasley
Mar 17, 2018 Edward FLOUNOY
Mar 17, 2018 Linda Syroid
Mar 17, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 17, 2018 Judy johnston
Mar 17, 2018 Alyssa DeFazio
Mar 17, 2018 Brent Pennell
Mar 17, 2018 NANCY ROONEY
Mar 16, 2018 Sue Peare Horrible and inhumane
Mar 16, 2018 Candice C

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