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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


Sep 18, 2014 Kathryn Nathan
Sep 18, 2014 Taylor McKern
Sep 18, 2014 Jackson Jackson
Sep 18, 2014 Pat Carford
Sep 18, 2014 patrycja wozniak
Sep 18, 2014 Joanna Foster
Sep 17, 2014 Kerry Himmel
Sep 17, 2014 Camryn Lee STOP the illegal trade, protect their habitat, you have the power to do MORE, use your power, save tigers, this iconic species was created before humans ever existed, shame on us for not preventing them from extinction.
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Leutenegger
Sep 17, 2014 Judi Johnson
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 sandra zielke
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 Lance Kammerud
Sep 17, 2014 Megan Tillman
Sep 17, 2014 Janie Carabello
Sep 17, 2014 sherri pickett
Sep 17, 2014 Antoinette Ohayon
Sep 17, 2014 Benette Whitney
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Helga S. Please save one of the world's most beautiful creatures and consider them being your country's treasure, the world respects you for.
Sep 17, 2014 Paolo Custodi
Sep 17, 2014 Maryann Wheeler
Sep 16, 2014 tabbitha brindle
Sep 16, 2014 Pat A.
Sep 15, 2014 Kimberly allen
Sep 15, 2014 trisha pulsipher
Sep 15, 2014 Nancy Hudson
Sep 15, 2014 Jackie Mills
Sep 15, 2014 shana smith
Sep 14, 2014 androulla savva
Sep 13, 2014 Sherry Hession
Sep 13, 2014 Belgica Bailey
Sep 13, 2014 alessandro ciccarelli
Sep 13, 2014 Eva Komendo
Sep 13, 2014 PATRICIA SIMON
Sep 13, 2014 Bron Wicks
Sep 13, 2014 shannon haagsma
Sep 12, 2014 Sheryl Conerly
Sep 12, 2014 gary hegeman
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Johan Claeson
Sep 12, 2014 Christa Izzi
Sep 12, 2014 Sandra Broadhead
Sep 12, 2014 Nancy Prazma
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Elissa Mericle-Gray
Sep 12, 2014 Erin Kennedy
Sep 12, 2014 Anthony Foley
Sep 12, 2014 Ursula Skoglund

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