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 Wild elephants enjoy significant legal protections, but outdated laws and poor documentation make it difficult to distinguish between the "wild" and "domesticated" elephants, which can still be legally traded.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


Apr 23, 2018 Anita Sachanska
Apr 23, 2018 Natalie DeBoer
Apr 23, 2018 Amy Gibson
Apr 23, 2018 Venkata Chalapathy Chandrappa
Apr 23, 2018 Lisa Sherman
Apr 23, 2018 Jennifer Conway
Apr 23, 2018 Susana Perez
Apr 22, 2018 Susan Walsh
Apr 22, 2018 Manuela Masella
Apr 22, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2018 SIMONI Kapa
Apr 22, 2018 oya atalan
Apr 22, 2018 Paula McCarthy
Apr 22, 2018 Susan Pizza
Apr 22, 2018 Tanya Almazova
Apr 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please. When will this stop? Elephants have incredible memories. They are smart and are very bonded to their families and packs Please. Someone(s) stop this yesterday!!!
Apr 21, 2018 Pam Miller
Apr 21, 2018 Евгения Власенко
Apr 21, 2018 Rickson Leung
Apr 21, 2018 Marilyn Filomia Garrett
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 Catherine Hessman
Apr 21, 2018 Lynn Brown
Apr 21, 2018 AÍDA Schvartzman
Apr 21, 2018 Jennifer Bonomo Shame on the public for supporting this industry. Keep your money in your pockets and this industry will die.
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 florence dumont
Apr 21, 2018 Carlos Ramirez
Apr 21, 2018 Tasha Bradshaw
Apr 21, 2018 Jessica Denis
Apr 21, 2018 Debbie Velazquez
Apr 21, 2018 Stéphanie Le goff
Apr 21, 2018 FERNANDEZ SANCHEZ
Apr 21, 2018 Anna Rincon
Apr 21, 2018 Kathy Hafter
Apr 21, 2018 Toni Klos-Huber
Apr 21, 2018 Ani Tsultrim Wangmo
Apr 21, 2018 Outi Tanskanen
Apr 21, 2018 Susanna Stone
Apr 20, 2018 Sara Valade
Apr 20, 2018 Monica Ptak
Apr 20, 2018 Nicoleta Sava
Apr 20, 2018 Wade Holdsworth
Apr 20, 2018 Jean Borglum
Apr 20, 2018 Judy Hart
Apr 20, 2018 Helen Lee
Apr 20, 2018 Deborah Boomhower
Apr 20, 2018 Diane Berliner
Apr 20, 2018 Rosa Maria Negrete

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