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 Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded.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

Feb 18, 2018 donna fultz
Feb 18, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Feb 18, 2018 LINDA MILLER Haven't elephants suffered enough over the years at the hands of human beings?
Feb 18, 2018 Judith Pelletier
Feb 18, 2018 Lynne Burnell
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 Charlene Houchins
Feb 16, 2018 Jacqueline Frye
Feb 16, 2018 shirley Andersch
Feb 16, 2018 Kim Svien
Feb 15, 2018 Alana Wilson
Feb 14, 2018 Carol Felicello
Feb 14, 2018 Jane Chin
Feb 12, 2018 Linda Graves
Feb 12, 2018 carla bond
Feb 11, 2018 Janet Filemyr
Feb 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2018 Nalini Persad
Feb 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2018 Anne Brown
Feb 7, 2018 Patrina Van Sky Please protect these vulnerable babies.
Feb 7, 2018 Jack Denver
Feb 7, 2018 Casey Morrow
Feb 7, 2018 Cari Brookbanks
Feb 7, 2018 Massimiliano Zulpo
Feb 1, 2018 Jaynee LevyPolis
Jan 29, 2018 Patrice GARCIA
Jan 28, 2018 colinda kram
Jan 27, 2018 Susan Briggs
Jan 24, 2018 Joanne Morin
Jan 22, 2018 Linda Wheeldon
Jan 22, 2018 Gail Miller
Jan 18, 2018 Kay Birkinshaw
Jan 16, 2018 aya oda
Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 norma graciela varrone cancio
Jan 13, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 9, 2018 Beth Hukill
Jan 9, 2018 Donna Tanner
Jan 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
Jan 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Dec 29, 2017 Judy Budge
Dec 28, 2017 Emel Ayaz
Dec 27, 2017 Linda Diers

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