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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


Jan 18, 2017 Barbara Sessions
Jan 18, 2017 Mandy Alden Tigers are the most beautiful animal there is and for people to find happiness in killing these beasts should be sent to jail with no release!!!!
Jan 18, 2017 Casey O'Conner
Jan 18, 2017 Charity Chambers
Jan 17, 2017 Jack Martin
Jan 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 16, 2017 Rebecca Shelton
Jan 16, 2017 LaDonna Luers
Jan 16, 2017 Jordi Estruells
Jan 16, 2017 Renee Snyder
Jan 16, 2017 Linda Lundqvist
Jan 16, 2017 Beverly Leath
Jan 16, 2017 Sandi Shivers
Jan 15, 2017 Parker Daley I'm in 9th grade- and to think that tigers may be extinct by the time I graduate high school is frightening. Please help save these incredible and iconic animals, before it is too late!
Jan 13, 2017 Autumn Severit
Jan 13, 2017 Diana Bode
Jan 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 12, 2017 Carol Polak
Jan 11, 2017 M Busch
Jan 11, 2017 Betty Blackburn
Jan 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 11, 2017 Hanni Gennat
Jan 11, 2017 Bronwyn Daniels
Jan 11, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jan 11, 2017 Kelly Davidson We must do everything necessary to save wild tiger populations. We must also stop people from holding captive tigers. it is just wrong.
Jan 11, 2017 Cheryl MacKay
Jan 8, 2017 Susan Sheridan
Jan 6, 2017 nathalie guyonvarch
Jan 6, 2017 Olga Faletova
Jan 5, 2017 Sherri Sparks
Jan 5, 2017 Michelyn Martirez
Jan 5, 2017 Kathryn Irby We must speak for the innocent voiceless, who cannot speak for themselves!!
Jan 5, 2017 ibrahim rexhepi
Jan 4, 2017 Beth Merrill
Jan 4, 2017 Nellie Medlin
Jan 4, 2017 Rita Schwarz
Jan 3, 2017 Donna Darnell
Jan 3, 2017 Kathryn Lilley
Jan 3, 2017 Kathleen Pomeroy
Jan 3, 2017 Ankea Kkoutas
Jan 3, 2017 (Name not displayed) Nothing should ever be allowed to become extinct! Fix the loopholes now!
Jan 3, 2017 Alexandru Sonoc
Jan 3, 2017 Robert Burns
Jan 3, 2017 Janet Coleman
Jan 3, 2017 Janice McDaniel
Jan 2, 2017 Heather .E. German
Jan 1, 2017 Vikram Seetharaman
Jan 1, 2017 Aleasa Crary
Dec 31, 2016 Nicky M
Dec 30, 2016 Rita R. Shaffer

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