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Goal: 45,000 Progress: 36,124
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 24, 2015 Alta Toler Are we going to wait until they are all gone?
May 24, 2015 Andrew Stephenson
May 24, 2015 Jana-Mae DeCambra
May 23, 2015 arwa ali
May 23, 2015 Alice Fewings
May 23, 2015 Lisha Jones
May 23, 2015 Stacey Enderle
May 22, 2015 Meg Blanchard
May 22, 2015 Tami Fleming
May 22, 2015 Jennifer Willis
May 22, 2015 Ann Braselton
May 22, 2015 susan Beltran We cannot afford to loose these magnificent creatures!
May 22, 2015 John Wertin
May 22, 2015 TAMARA BRAGG
May 22, 2015 Winnie Razey
May 22, 2015 maria welsh
May 22, 2015 Natalie Malmstrom Poaching an animal of any kind to me is akin to murder. Greed is absolutely a sin and that is the only reason for this behavior.
May 22, 2015 Kathryn Veliky
May 22, 2015 Arlette Sharp
May 21, 2015 Sapphire Anderson
May 21, 2015 Milo Reddaway
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2015 Micki Register
May 21, 2015 Hazel Johnson
May 21, 2015 Miriam McElroy
May 20, 2015 Kirsten Stohner
May 20, 2015 Katie Stapleton
May 20, 2015 EUGENIA MIXON
May 20, 2015 Poderosa Alf
May 20, 2015 Cherrell Ollierou
May 20, 2015 Veronica Molteni
May 20, 2015 linda may
May 20, 2015 ibana abuawad
May 20, 2015 fabienne corliano
May 20, 2015 viviane corliano
May 20, 2015 Grace Gorelick
May 19, 2015 H.C. Wit
May 19, 2015 Monique Treppe
May 19, 2015 fabs nacka
May 19, 2015 Teri Nix
May 19, 2015 David Sickles
May 18, 2015 Theresa Digiannantoni
May 18, 2015 Wendye Kolles
May 18, 2015 Tal Kemalov
May 18, 2015 petra tuccino-polukord
May 18, 2015 Lucas de Arruda
May 18, 2015 Susan Bankole
May 18, 2015 Rachael Kuhaneck
May 18, 2015 Janine Sanders
May 17, 2015 Fatiha Nasri

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