1. Sign the petition to save tigers. Ask China not to reverse its ban on trade in tiger parts.
2. Encourage your friends to take action. Let Chinese officials know people around the world oppose their plans.
Learn more on our website:
Illegal Tiger Trade Must End
April 21, 2008
Fewer than 5,000 tigers are estimated to remain in the wild, and they too may disappear unless more effective efforts are made to halt illegal trade.
Illegal markets in China drive most tiger poaching. Although China banned the import, export, sale and purchase of tiger products in 1993, it announced last year that the trade ban had not worked and that it had seriously impacted the culture and health of its citizens. China then proposed to farm tigers for their bones and skin.
Not only are tiger farms inhumane; they could not possibly meet demand for tiger parts. Also, people prefer wild over farmed tiger parts for traditional medicine, and legal trade in farmed tiger parts will only encourage poaching of wild tigers.
Sign HSI's petition today to ask the Chinese government to permanently ban tiger trade. Signatures collected by Wednesday, April 30, 2008 will be presented to policy makers in China.
Thank you for all that you do to help animals.
Chief Executive Officer
Humane Society International