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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


Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 Paula Eaton
Jul 26, 2015 Regina Powell
Jul 26, 2015 Martine Henry
Jul 26, 2015 John Erkki Warren
Jul 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2015 Christine Reeder
Jul 24, 2015 Verma Cagno
Jul 24, 2015 margot lopez129
Jul 24, 2015 Toni King
Jul 24, 2015 Jodi Thomas
Jul 24, 2015 Donna Williams How can I help.?
Jul 23, 2015 Mirosław Sulima
Jul 23, 2015 Jossie Moran We need to save our wildlife now before it's too late!!
Jul 23, 2015 DOUG SNYDER
Jul 23, 2015 Samantha Shelton
Jul 23, 2015 claudette blais
Jul 23, 2015 Joseph Tirado
Jul 23, 2015 Christie Hartmann
Jul 23, 2015 Dipen Patel
Jul 23, 2015 Athina Oettinger
Jul 22, 2015 Traci Wolf You know these tigers are facing extinction, how can you not do everything in your power to stop this illegal tiger trade?
Jul 22, 2015 Donna Pettit
Jul 21, 2015 Roxanne Hewitt
Jul 21, 2015 norma graciela varrone cancio
Jul 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2015 véronique faisy
Jul 20, 2015 corinne villa
Jul 20, 2015 Ellen M. Parent
Jul 19, 2015 Molly Blessey
Jul 19, 2015 Rebecca Dunne
Jul 18, 2015 Savannah Witcher
Jul 18, 2015 Christine Witcher
Jul 18, 2015 Juliana Vásquez PLEASE, LET'S SAVE TIGERS
Jul 18, 2015 Alessandra Paolini
Jul 18, 2015 Angelika Kempter
Jul 17, 2015 Cyndi Adams
Jul 17, 2015 Jay Stearns Tears. . .
Jul 17, 2015 Kristen Witt
Jul 17, 2015 Carolyn Bridges
Jul 17, 2015 Mary O'Maley
Jul 17, 2015 Paulinha Russell
Jul 17, 2015 deborah parks
Jul 17, 2015 becky paxton
Jul 17, 2015 Florence Ticknor
Jul 17, 2015 Recromax LLC
Jul 17, 2015 Julie Conner
Jul 17, 2015 Kim Lane
Jul 17, 2015 Darren Woolsey
Jul 17, 2015 Laura Gustoson We must act immediately, this is terrible!

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