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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 30,122
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 Ken Salazar to work toward closing the loopholes and saving the one of the world's most beautiful creatures.

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Dear Secretary Ken Salazar,

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 grant the tigers further protections from abuse, poaching, and consequently, extinction. Tigers and tiger products are traded on the black market, which, in turn, only perpetuates the tigers' 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


Apr 16, 2014 Veronica Cantu
Apr 16, 2014 Jess Duelfer
Apr 16, 2014 Andrea Dieringer
Apr 16, 2014 sandy hall
Apr 16, 2014 Dave Douglas
Apr 16, 2014 Louise Howe Disgusting that we have done this to these innocent creatures!!
Apr 16, 2014 Matthias Haess
Apr 16, 2014 Ola Almazova
Apr 15, 2014 Mariana Caraca
Apr 15, 2014 Sergio Fernandes
Apr 14, 2014 Pamela Schaming
Apr 14, 2014 Denise Saccone
Apr 14, 2014 Cristiane Lazzarini Cortez ʚïɞ ¡¡¡ No podemos exigir q ames a los animales pero si q los respetes ... Amooo ;-) Guauuu !!! ʚïɞ
Apr 14, 2014 Mariela Lorena Elmida
Apr 14, 2014 darla bonjour
Apr 13, 2014 Claudia Pinheiro
Apr 13, 2014 sian rohde
Apr 12, 2014 jaime b
Apr 12, 2014 vicki corriveau
Apr 12, 2014 Carmen Williams
Apr 12, 2014 CYNDI SALINAS
Apr 12, 2014 Sherry-Ann Gopaul
Apr 12, 2014 Kirsty Walker
Apr 12, 2014 игорь козлов
Apr 12, 2014 Melissa Bostic
Apr 11, 2014 Anneke Ruys
Apr 11, 2014 Catherine Ricci
Apr 11, 2014 Nancy Glynn
Apr 11, 2014 Heather Morava
Apr 11, 2014 Lydia Peters
Apr 11, 2014 Joris Hines
Apr 11, 2014 Salwah Koriya
Apr 11, 2014 Jesse Michaels
Apr 11, 2014 emanuela truzzi
Apr 10, 2014 Pilar Sarmiento
Apr 10, 2014 amanda salles
Apr 10, 2014 diane bonviso
Apr 10, 2014 Gloria Keefe
Apr 10, 2014 Samantha Busby In six years they all could be dead, and I'm not ready to let that happen, as everyone else should be! Tigers are beautiful creatures, and they deserve to be cherished!
Apr 10, 2014 Darlene hobson
Apr 9, 2014 Dan Nickerson
Apr 9, 2014 Rosa Arsiaga
Apr 9, 2014 cchar batson
Apr 9, 2014 Barbara Hagy-Miller
Apr 9, 2014 Tia Srsa
Apr 8, 2014 Cynthia Cabell
Apr 8, 2014 Veronica Abbott
Apr 8, 2014 Demetrios Lekkas
Apr 7, 2014 Jean Graser-Davis
Apr 7, 2014 Tara Veruchi

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