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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

Oct 31, 2014 Kath Engelsman
Oct 31, 2014 Gina Jones
Oct 31, 2014 Danny Kline
Oct 30, 2014 Shannon Blea
Oct 30, 2014 Saarah Hanslod
Oct 29, 2014 Sieglinda Du Preez
Oct 29, 2014 Susan Matias
Oct 29, 2014 Imelda Padilla
Oct 29, 2014 Nadisha Perera
Oct 28, 2014 Melissa Heitner
Oct 28, 2014 Elaine Greenwood
Oct 28, 2014 Jacqueline Allen
Oct 28, 2014 MICHELE ALDAO
Oct 28, 2014 Katja Sibakov
Oct 28, 2014 Lorelei Williams
Oct 28, 2014 hugh spillane
Oct 28, 2014 gabi blau
Oct 28, 2014 marianne vedder
Oct 27, 2014 Kimberly Mclaughlin
Oct 27, 2014 Sheena Warren
Oct 27, 2014 Jana-Lee Hofmann
Oct 27, 2014 laura jablonowski
Oct 27, 2014 Wayne Langley
Oct 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2014 e madarasz
Oct 27, 2014 Susan Tucker
Oct 27, 2014 James Carrell
Oct 27, 2014 Susanne Primer
Oct 27, 2014 Desiree Atkinson
Oct 27, 2014 Morena gambarelli
Oct 27, 2014 Jay Hall
Oct 26, 2014 Katie Hourahan
Oct 26, 2014 Myrna Silvestry
Oct 26, 2014 Catherine Climpson
Oct 26, 2014 Brenda Martinez
Oct 26, 2014 Carla Houck
Oct 25, 2014 LAURA TAYLOR
Oct 24, 2014 Susannah Martin
Oct 24, 2014 donna crescioli
Oct 24, 2014 Sherry Porrazzo One of the most beautiful creatures on earth is going away. Please pass legislation to protect tigers from poaching and abuse!
Oct 24, 2014 Michelle Gohier
Oct 24, 2014 Carole Bracken
Oct 24, 2014 Maryann Mendoza
Oct 23, 2014 Nina Røstad
Oct 23, 2014 Daisy Rorive
Oct 23, 2014 priscilla roberts
Oct 22, 2014 krstin gonzalez
Oct 21, 2014 Virginia Pabst
Oct 21, 2014 Grzegorz Konieczka
Oct 21, 2014 Kathryn Bernhard-Brizzee Please act decisively to protect tigers before it's too late. The world can't afford to lose any more apex predators. We do so at our own peril.

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