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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


Nov 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 23, 2014 barbara paterno
Nov 23, 2014 christa pellikaan
Nov 23, 2014 GLORIA SAAFIR
Nov 23, 2014 Kimberly Fogle
Nov 23, 2014 Len Scalise
Nov 23, 2014 Christina Morales
Nov 22, 2014 Nick Foster
Nov 22, 2014 estefany villa Help save these tigers, they truly are kings of the jungle!
Nov 22, 2014 Maribel Ortega
Nov 22, 2014 Cecil Torres
Nov 22, 2014 Florencia Ferrero Motta
Nov 22, 2014 Jim Faulks
Nov 21, 2014 jaime chavez
Nov 21, 2014 Angel Neubauer
Nov 21, 2014 ann verleysen
Nov 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2014 Lori Fantozzi
Nov 21, 2014 Emilie Schaumburg
Nov 20, 2014 Denise Mineart
Nov 20, 2014 Rachel Peters
Nov 20, 2014 MARIE HAYE
Nov 20, 2014 Dorothy Lim
Nov 20, 2014 Tatiana Musatova
Nov 19, 2014 Anna Tolmacheva
Nov 19, 2014 Nicola Nicolai
Nov 19, 2014 VALLI GENT
Nov 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2014 Jax Doling
Nov 19, 2014 Kim Singer
Nov 19, 2014 luba beganovic
Nov 19, 2014 Sheyanne Stewart
Nov 18, 2014 Janice Loftus
Nov 18, 2014 Judy Spaulding
Nov 18, 2014 mina bani
Nov 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2014 Lourie Cherundolo
Nov 17, 2014 Sandra Keswick
Nov 17, 2014 Monika Freiling
Nov 17, 2014 Margit Maguire
Nov 17, 2014 marda DeWet
Nov 16, 2014 Robert Petermann
Nov 16, 2014 Kodell Konners No Animal should EVER be Used for Human Entertainment, Human Foods, Human Clothing, Accessories & Laboratory Experiments !. WE Must Stop Living in the Cave Man Days !. Please read the 'World Peace Diet' for the Sake of All !.
Nov 16, 2014 Olivia Petty
Nov 16, 2014 Maria Hicks
Nov 16, 2014 Pablo Vázquez
Nov 16, 2014 jeff boden
Nov 16, 2014 Candy Santos
Nov 16, 2014 Karin Wagner
Nov 16, 2014 stephen knights

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