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Goal: 45,000 Progress: 37,488
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

May 3, 2016 Yunuen Franco
May 3, 2016 Jorge Victimario
May 3, 2016 Becca Hary
May 2, 2016 Lauren Finkelstein
May 1, 2016 Idalia Padilla
Apr 30, 2016 Kathy Magne
Apr 30, 2016 Katalin Kónya-Jakus
Apr 30, 2016 Leah Fraser
Apr 30, 2016 Tammy Cieslak
Apr 30, 2016 A. Becker
Apr 28, 2016 Susan Brittain
Apr 28, 2016 Valeria Santos
Apr 28, 2016 Jay Baum
Apr 28, 2016 Jessica Robinson
Apr 28, 2016 Susan Crane
Apr 28, 2016 Lucilla Bellucci
Apr 28, 2016 Anne-Marie Sancho
Apr 27, 2016 Teresa Tyler
Apr 27, 2016 Mary Best
Apr 27, 2016 Melanie Gosling
Apr 27, 2016 Jessica Canan
Apr 27, 2016 Theresa Jackson
Apr 27, 2016 Attila Teberoglu
Apr 27, 2016 William Weaver
Apr 27, 2016 Jennifer Perez
Apr 27, 2016 Lynn Kahl
Apr 25, 2016 Bonnie Deare
Apr 24, 2016 Monika Pellegrini
Apr 24, 2016 Kelleen Farrell Losing the big mammals spells doom for humans.
Apr 24, 2016 Алексей Жезлов
Apr 24, 2016 Lena Jalke-Fehrm
Apr 22, 2016 Carol Greenhill
Apr 22, 2016 Chase Hager
Apr 22, 2016 Jodie Crisci
Apr 21, 2016 Katie Hitchcock
Apr 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2016 (Name not displayed) We are meant to be caretakers of this Earth, it is our responsibility to protect the Tiger population immediately! We should be glad the shoe isn't on the other foot and it was us that was being hunted/imprisoned or killed. Please take strong action now
Apr 21, 2016 Martina Behla
Apr 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2016 TERESA WRIGHT
Apr 20, 2016 Rebecca Andrew
Apr 20, 2016 (Name not displayed) Once they're gone they're gone forever. How sad it has gotten to this point already.
Apr 19, 2016 yvonne points
Apr 19, 2016 Dawn West
Apr 17, 2016 Kate Lecours
Apr 17, 2016 Roshni Ajodhia
Apr 16, 2016 Melissa Plessinger
Apr 16, 2016 ayako makishita
Apr 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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