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Goal: 45,000 Progress: 35,107
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


Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Tess Dunlap
Dec 18, 2014 Elisa Rico
Dec 18, 2014 Laurie Hardies
Dec 18, 2014 Tammy Taylor
Dec 18, 2014 Karen Eldridge
Dec 18, 2014 Dawn Lorenzen
Dec 18, 2014 Casper Jazz Great petition for saving animals! I wish You the best of luck!
Dec 18, 2014 Leslie Hudson Extinction is forever.
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Lucy Naescher
Dec 17, 2014 Carmen Mora
Dec 17, 2014 Vilma Cardoso
Dec 17, 2014 Roberto Costa Carvalho
Dec 17, 2014 Kathie Mcelwain
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 elizabeth madanelo
Dec 17, 2014 Tamara Rudic
Dec 17, 2014 Edie Urbasik
Dec 17, 2014 Lori Shimabukuro
Dec 17, 2014 Alejandra Vega
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Barbara Petras
Dec 17, 2014 Lesle Bonds
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Sanna Ohlin
Dec 16, 2014 Kristen Corne
Dec 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) Our children will never have the opportunity of seeing with their own eyes the strength and beauty of these wonderful creatures that run free.
Dec 16, 2014 Christina Bryant
Dec 16, 2014 Natasha Gonzalez
Dec 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 16, 2014 Kevin Lyerla
Dec 16, 2014 Heather Ruckman
Dec 15, 2014 Deanna Gentle
Dec 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2014 Brandi Bell
Dec 15, 2014 Katia Keresztes "We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and we have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form." - William Ralph
Dec 15, 2014 Lyn Short
Dec 14, 2014 april m
Dec 14, 2014 frebet franca
Dec 14, 2014 Andrea Deckard
Dec 14, 2014 Andrea Wildner
Dec 13, 2014 lorraine foster
Dec 13, 2014 Vicky Krogg
Dec 13, 2014 Ingela Andersson
Dec 13, 2014 Billi Ontiveros
Dec 13, 2014 Emma Breagan
Dec 12, 2014 anna helenes
Dec 12, 2014 Renee Burkhead

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