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Goal: 45,000 Progress: 37,616
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

The world's wild tiger population has been diminishing for several years. Tigers are so endangered now that they face the possibility of extinction as early as the year 2020. So it's appalling to find out that the illegal tiger trade is still operating as strong as ever. Because of loopholes in current legislation, captive tiger owners aren't required to obtain certain permits or meet specific standards. There is no reporting system for keeping tabs on these owners' activities, which means the tigers aren't protected from abuse and poaching.

These majestic animals need protections if they are to continue to reproduce and replenish their populations. We need to close the current loopholes and require that captive tiger owners follow very specific and rigorous regulations. Sign the petition asking Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to work toward closing the loopholes and saving one of the world's most beautiful creatures.

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Dear Secretary Sally Jewell,

As a concerned animal advocate I am writing to express my thoughts about the world's tiger population. Right now, there are as few as about 3,000 tigers living in the wild. This is the lowest number ever reported, and if the population continues depleting at the rate it is now, wild tigers could be completely extinct within 15 years or less.

Part of the problem is that wild tiger owners in the US aren't required to meet certain standards that would protect tigers from abuse, poaching, and consequently, extinction. Tigers and tiger products are traded on the black market, which, in turn, only perpetuates the species' plight.

Certain subspecies of tigers are already completely extinct. We must take action now.

Please use your legislative authority to see that regulations for owning captive tigers are implemented as soon as possible. As long as the loopholes remain, owners will continue to disregard the safety and well being of the tigers for their own benefit. We must act on behalf of the tigers and create stronger regulations for their protection.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Jun 27, 2016 Rebecca Rodriguez
Jun 26, 2016 Maria Basilico
Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 23, 2016 Allison Pierce
Jun 23, 2016 Dianna Buchli
Jun 23, 2016 Chere Conner
Jun 22, 2016 Jieun Bak
Jun 22, 2016 Ellen McCann
Jun 22, 2016 karine tremblay
Jun 22, 2016 George Hwang
Jun 21, 2016 Dr. Angela Dodge These magnificent creatures must be protected. Please close the loopholes before these incredible animals disappear from the earth.
Jun 20, 2016 Irene & Bill Mauer
Jun 19, 2016 Jane Kohan
Jun 19, 2016 aida javaherian
Jun 19, 2016 Brook Hall
Jun 18, 2016 Kenneth Rinard
Jun 18, 2016 Margaret Ellis
Jun 18, 2016 Vera Camarinha
Jun 17, 2016 MARYANN HOVEY
Jun 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2016 cathleen gorden
Jun 17, 2016 Debbie Wolf
Jun 16, 2016 Kristi Hermanson
Jun 16, 2016 Susan Jacob
Jun 16, 2016 julio montes
Jun 16, 2016 Sharon Cook
Jun 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2016 Faye Taylor
Jun 15, 2016 Erickesgt Kraft
Jun 15, 2016 Lotta Larsen
Jun 15, 2016 Susan Mack
Jun 15, 2016 Melissa McTague
Jun 15, 2016 Marga Childs
Jun 15, 2016 Diane Caird
Jun 14, 2016 Maureen Vidal
Jun 14, 2016 Patricia DeVore I" WANT THIS TO STOP NOW!!! LYN DEVORE!!!
Jun 14, 2016 helen freedman
Jun 14, 2016 CHRIS KULCZAK
Jun 12, 2016 Nathalie NOEL
Jun 12, 2016 LOIS HAMILTON
Jun 10, 2016 Kathy Brown
Jun 9, 2016 Isabela Calin
Jun 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 8, 2016 Mark Berriman
Jun 8, 2016 Janine Corday
Jun 8, 2016 Martha Milne
Jun 8, 2016 casey muhs
Jun 8, 2016 Sarah Long
Jun 8, 2016 duangkamol pachimsawat
Jun 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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