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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


Jan 29, 2015 Frank Vaio
Jan 29, 2015 Niharika Saxena
Jan 29, 2015 Viviane Harvey
Jan 29, 2015 Sonya Nel
Jan 28, 2015 Elizabeth O'Connor
Jan 28, 2015 Elizabeth Richardson
Jan 28, 2015 ezequiel garcia
Jan 28, 2015 Laura Poore
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 Janice Lee
Jan 28, 2015 Kees Albers
Jan 28, 2015 carina bergdahl Urgent!
Jan 28, 2015 Denise Fitzpatrick
Jan 28, 2015 KURTIS HARRIS
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 Lisa Cocolin
Jan 28, 2015 Linda Elgin
Jan 28, 2015 cynmae hester
Jan 28, 2015 Charlene Moody
Jan 27, 2015 Laura Cranston
Jan 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2015 hannah wilson
Jan 26, 2015 Brita Bonechi
Jan 26, 2015 Linda Bachmanek
Jan 26, 2015 Mary Anne Adams
Jan 26, 2015 verena wazlawik
Jan 26, 2015 Vlasta Ticha
Jan 25, 2015 Janina Grage
Jan 25, 2015 joel acevedo
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 Malin Lunde
Jan 25, 2015 Lenise Mitchell
Jan 25, 2015 Tatiana Quinones
Jan 25, 2015 Barbara Bruce
Jan 24, 2015 juanita patrick
Jan 24, 2015 shelly brown
Jan 23, 2015 Franco Taylor
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2015 Pat Douglas
Jan 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2015 Judith Weiler
Jan 22, 2015 stuart berritt
Jan 22, 2015 Christine Müller
Jan 22, 2015 sandie kearney
Jan 21, 2015 Nancy Phillips
Jan 21, 2015 Robert Felice
Jan 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 21, 2015 NICOLE DOWDY
Jan 20, 2015 Isabelle benoit
Jan 20, 2015 Jean-Marc ETIENNE

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