Seize Tigers From Reportedly Cruel Circus Handlers

Two Russian tiger handlers have been accused of sadism after they reportedly resorted to rough measures following a tiger’s collapse. The pair’s defense of their actions has led many to believe that this is not the first time their animals have suffered this way. Sign this petition to have these poor creatures removed from the pair’s custody.

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Sign Petition: The Tiger Must Be Saved From Extinction — Here’s One Way to Help

by: Care2 Team
recipient: U.S. Congress

14,713 SUPPORTERS – 15,000 GOAL

Of the great predators, one of the most endangered is the iconic tiger. With a total wild population of less than 4,000 spread throughout the entire Asian continent, these cats walk a thin tightrope of survival. Tigers aren’t disappearing into thin air, they are being pushed to the edge of extinction by organized crime syndicates, poachers and traffickers that profit off their corpses.

That’s why it is paramount that governments like the United States create strong legislation that works to battle these organizations and the destruction they cause. Enter the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2019 (H.R.864). The newly introduced legislation would bolster our current anti-trafficking regulations by giving more power to federal agencies to fight poaching and wildlife trafficking.

Additionally, the law — if it passes — would see U.S. Fish and Wildlife agents stationed abroad in high trafficking areas, direct monies to funds specifically mandated to great ape conservation and prosecute traffickers under federal racketeering and anti-organized crime statutes.

When China threatened to lift the ban against using rhino and tiger parts in traditional medicine, conservationists braced themselves for what could have only been a new open season on these incredible animals. Fortunately, China has backed away from their plan — for now. But there are no guarantees that the ban won’t eventually be lifted.

It is now more important than ever to strengthen our nation’s laws against trafficking and that’s why the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act is so crucial.

Tell the U.S. Congress you support this important bill. Please sign the petition and tell Congress to pass H.R.864 today.more

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Petition: Big Cats Should Not Be Used as Entertainment at Their Upcoming Children’s Event! BCR-Salsa | Big Cat Rescue
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We need your help to educate Chabad of Sarasota (Florida) that big cats should not be used as entertainment at their upcoming children’s event! Your emails will demonstrate to the Chabad’s leadership that MANY people do not want to see the exploitation of tigers and lions!

Big Cat Rescue was recently contacted by the Chabad of Sarasota and asked if we would bring big cats to their event to “provide a show” and then let guests – including children – “interact with them.” Of course, Big Cat Rescue is a true sanctuary and would never drag our cats to an event or allow anyone to touch our cats; the Chabad had us confused with a local Sarasota roadside zoo and circus with a name similar to ours.

Circus act

We took the opportunity to try to educate leadership of the Chabad that big cats do not belong at events and dissuade them from going ahead with this plan to exploit big cats. We assumed the organization, like many we have educated in the past, was just not aware of the dark side of this exploitation. We assumed they would not knowingly want to support the exploitation and, in our opinion as well as numerous other respected animal welfare groups, abuse of big cats. We also provided detailed information about the roadside zoo/circus in Sarasota, including documentation of dozens of serious USDA violations of the Animal Welfare Act going back two decades.

Instead of appreciating the information and cancelling their plan to bring big cats to their event, leadership of the Chabad of Sarasota asked us to stop contacting them and ignored our further efforts to open a respectful dialog.

We need your help to show Chabad of Sarasota that there are MANY people who do NOT want to see big cats carted to events, forced to perform unnatural, cruel acts in circuses and used as entertainment and that children should be taught compassion for wild animals, not that exploitation is acceptable. Can we count on you to add your voice and speak up for these tigers at the roadside zoo in Sarasota?

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Breaking! Tiger Poachers Arrested In Thailand; Authorities Warn More Criminal Gangs Are Threatening Critically Endangered Tigers In The Wild – World Animal News

By WAN –
January 24, 2019

An image found on a confiscated mobile phone documents a suspected poacher standing over a dead tiger in a forest in Thailand. Photo from Freeland Foundation.
Following a three-month investigation, Thai officials are warning that organized crime gangs that are dispatched across borders are targeting the endangered wild tigers in Thailand and Malaysia.
According to Freeland Foundation, a frontline counter-trafficking organization working for a world that is free of wildlife trafficking and human slavery, Thai authorities have arrested one of many gangs.
The investigation was initiated after the successful arrest of two Vietnamese males by Thai Police in October 2018 following a tip-off from a Thai driver-for-hire.
The observant driver, who was taking the men from the western town of Tak to Pitsanalok, thought the baggage was suspicious, so he called the police who subsequently stopped the vehicle, inspected the bag, and discovered a fresh tiger skeleton inside.
The police arrested the owners of the bag, took the suspects and tiger remains to the Nakorn Sawan Police station, and inspected the suspects’ belongings, including their phones.

Police then contacted Freeland for analytical assistance.
Freeland’s forensics experts were dispatched to the scene and provided on-the-job training. Using Cellebrite digital forensics technology, police found evidence that the poaching coordinators, originating from Vietnam, had crossed Laos into Thailand to sponsor targeted hunting inside the forests of Thailand and Malaysia, and possibly Myanmar. The poachers documented their trips on their phones, including tiger kills.
Freeland believes the poachers were working on assignment from a Vietnamese criminal syndicate.
“We do not think this was the poacher’s or poaching coordinators’ first time in Thailand, or working together, and we have reason to believe they were planning to strike again,” Petcharat Sangchai, Director of Freeland-Thailand said in a statement.
Following the discovery of the gang and poached tiger, Thai rangers were put on high alert.
“This gang has been removed as a threat, but we should be aware that whoever employed them may dispatch more hunters to kill our country’s tigers,” said Sanchai. “Police, rangers, and the public must remain vigilant.”
Tragically, there are only an estimated 2,500 tigers remaining in the wild.
Freeland Foundation is requesting that people with any information on the “poachers’ ID, whereabouts, or about other poaching coordinators” to contact them; noting on their Facebook page that “solid tips” like the one that resulted in the arrest of two poaching coordinators who are in jail now, may be rewarded.”
Freeland Thailand is located at 92/1 Soi Phahonyothin 5, Phahonyothin Road, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400 THAILAND. The phone number is +(66) 2-278 2033 and fax number is +(66) 2-278 2037. Tips may also be sent to

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PETITION: Justice for Tiger Run Over with Tractor and Beaten to Death
21332 Signatures Collected

PETITION TARGET: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests for Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Rupak De

Villagers living near the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh, India, stormed the reserve last week to brutally slaughter a 10-year-old tigress.

First, they ran the terrified animal over with stolen tractors, then they beat her to death with sticks. Photos of the slain animal show head and facial injuries, with blood pouring from her eyes, mouth, and nose.

The savage attack came after one of the villagers succumbed to injuries inflicted by the tigress earlier in the day – when he had illegally taken a shortcut through the reserve on the way home and been attacked.

The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is the last home to the Bengal Tiger in the state of Uttar Pradesh, and was estimated to contain around 106-118 tigers during the last survey in 2011.

Although human-animal conflict is rampant in rural areas of India, this tigress had no history of attacking humans. Field director of the reserve Ramesh Pandey has pledged that all the villagers involved in the attack will be sent to jail; however, more needs to be done to prevent this kind of tragedy from occurring again.

Sign this petition urging Principal Chief Conservator of Forests for Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Rupak De, to take meaningful action to prevent further conflicts and find ways to protect both the villagers and the animals.

Breaking! Did China Postpone Lifting The Ban On Rhino Horn & Tiger Bones Due To International Pressure? – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
November 12, 2018

The Jane Goodall Institute in Canada took to social media this morning to share the news today that China has postponed lifting the ban on the trade of rhino horn and tiger parts for medicine and other so-called uses.
The “detailed regulations for implementation” of last month’s highly-controversial change has been “postponed after study”, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing State Council Executive Deputy Secretary-General Ding Xuedong.
According to Xinhua, no official reason was given as to why the postpone occurred or if it would be permanent. The most obvious reason would be due to international outrage and pressure from governments worldwide, as well as from animal advocates and conservationists who have been working tirelessly to save tigers & rhinos from extinction in the wild.
General Ding Xuedong only confirmed that as of now, that strict bans are still in place regarding the trade, transport, and use of rhino and tiger byproducts, and that any infractions of them will be “dealt with severely.”
As previously reported by WAN, late last month the Government of China shocked animal welfare advocates throughout the world with the announcement that it had legalized the trade of tiger bone and rhino horn from farmed animals for use in traditional Chinese medicine research and clinical treatments; drastically undermining international efforts for tiger and rhino conservation.
The Environmental Investigation Agency stated at the time, that the Government was evidently far more interested in stimulating and appeasing its traditional medicine and burgeoning tiger farming industries, than it is of protecting tigers and rhinos by working towards ending the vast demand in the country for their parts and products.
“In a single stroke, China has shattered its reputation as a growing leader in conservation following its domestic ban on the sale of ivory at the start of the year,” Debbie Banks, EIA Tiger Campaign Leader, said in a statement. “It is instead revealed as a sham, its international image is in tatters, and its credibility destroyed; and all for the sake of deeply questionable business sectors which serve only to drive consumer demand for the parts and products of endangered species.”

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Petition: Niño, Tiger Found Unconscious in a Duffle Bag, Belongs in a Sanctuary

Niño, Tiger Found Unconscious in a Duffle Bag, Belongs in a Sanctuary

by: Care2 Team
target: Gladys Porter Zoo

108,148 SUPPORTERS – 110,000 GOAL

Niño the tiger has become the latest victim in the multibillion-dollar illegal animal trade. The two-month-old cub was found on the U.S. side of the Mexican-American border in Brownsville, Texas.

When three smugglers realized that U.S. Border Patrol was on to them, they hightailed it back across the border. But before they did so, they left a black duffle bag for the agents to find. In it was a small unconscious tiger that was very, very lucky to be alive.

Fortunately, the agents found it in time. Niño would surely have died of overheating, hunger or suffocation if he hadn’t been rescued.

Now the young cub is at the Brownsville Gladys Porter Zoo which has previously taken in tigers that were seized by officials in the area. The zoo sent some of the past rescued tigers to a sanctuary, while others remained at the park and still another died.

Care2 is asking that Gladys Porter Zoo consider what is best for Niño and, instead of keeping him at the zoo, it should send him to a sanctuary so he can live his life in relative peace. Please sign the petition and help ensure Niño, a tiger that has already gone through so much, doesn’t have to suffer anymore. Sign the petition telling the zoo that Niño belongs in a sanctuary.

What’s Driving Tigers Toward Extinction? National Geographic

Conservationists Eye Kazakhstan To Give Tiger Second Chance


Conservationists Eye Kazakhstan To Give Tiger Second Chance
January 28, 2017

Antoine Blua

Returning tigers to Central Asia would involve using the Amur tiger from the Russian Far East, a subspecies that is nearly identical genetically to the extinct Caspian tiger.
The Caspian tiger, one of the biggest cats that ever lived, roamed sparse forest habitats and riverine corridors from Turkey to northwestern China before it was killed off by humans in the second half of the 20th century.
Plans to reintroduce tigers to Central Asia, using the Amur tiger from Russia, have been a topic of discussion for about a decade.

But the idea got a scientific boost earlier this month when a study published in Biological Conservation laid out the options for restoring tigers to that region and identified a “promising site” in Kazakhstan that could support nearly 100 wild tigers within 50 years.

Officials from the conservation group WWF say they hope to sign an agreement with the Kazakh government this year that would pave the way for the implementation of a tiger-restoration program. But they also warn that it could take years before important challenges are adequately addressed and big cats start roaming the area again.

“It’s a long-term project. Our model just showed that it can require up to 50 years for reintroducing tigers,” says Mikhail Paltsyn, who oversaw analytical aspects of the study, by researchers from WWF and the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, New York.

The Caspian tiger, a fierce predator that can be up to 3 meters long and weigh more than 140 kilograms, was last seen in the wild in the early 1970s and there are none in captivity, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

“The Caspian tiger formerly populated quite a huge area, about 13 countries,” says Mikhail Paltsyn (left). “But in the middle of the 20th century it gradually disappeared from all the habitat because of extermination, habitat degradation, and prey degradation.”
Returning tigers to Central Asia would involve using the Amur tiger from the Russian Far East, a subspecies that is nearly identical genetically to the extinct Caspian tiger.
“The Caspian tiger formerly populated quite a huge area, about 13 countries,” says Paltsyn, an ESF doctoral candidate. “But in the middle of the 20th century it gradually disappeared from all the habitat because of extermination, habitat degradation, and prey degradation.”

In the former Soviet Union, the tigers’ disappearance was accelerated by bounties paid until the 1930s to promote the poisoning and trapping of the animals.

Meanwhile, a critical tiger habitat — the tugai, a riparian ecosystem of trees, shrubs, and wetlands that occurs in semiarid and desert climates — vanished as a result of massive agricultural and irrigation projects, leading to the disappearance of the cats’ quarry.

The new study identified two habitat patches in western Kazakhstan that are potentially suitable for their establishment: the Ili River delta and the adjacent southern coast of Balkhash Lake.
Potential tiger habitat includes flooded dunes in the tugai and reed ecosystems. (Photo: Harmut Jungius, WWF)

Potential tiger habitat includes flooded dunes in the tugai and reed ecosystems. (Photo: Harmut Jungius, WWF)
It suggested that the 7,000-square-kilometer area could support a population of between 64 and 98 tigers within half a century if 40 to 55 tigers are introduced.

Paltsyn says the area is “only slightly degraded” and still has “considerable cover of tugai woodlands and reed-thicket ecosystem, the same ecosystem the tigers populated until the end of the 1950s” as well as a “low population density” of fewer than two people per square kilometer.

The area also has animals that tigers might typically prey on — wild boar, Bukhara deer, and roe deer — although their populations are “low due to poaching,” he adds.

As a result, prey populations would need to be brought up to “sustainable levels,” a process that Paltsyn says could take from five to 15 years.

Other challenges include ending uncontrolled fires set by local herders looking to turn the landscape into pastures, and addressing human safety and socioeconomic benefits for local populations to provide a sustainable future for both tigers and people.

Kazakhstan and China would also need to agree on regulating water consumption from the Ili River in order to maintain sufficient water levels in Balkash Lake for riparian ecosystems, conservationists say.

Reed jungles could provide tigers with appropriate habitat. (Photo: Olga Pereladova, WWF)
WWF and Kazakh government officials have been working for years on a tiger-restoration plan, but it has been delayed since the country’s budget was hit hard by falling oil prices and the impact of Russia’s economic crisis.

WWF-Russia director Igor Chestin, who was also involved in the latest study, says Kazakhstan appears to be ready to commit to the program, adding that top Kazakh officials were “very enthusiastic” about it during a meeting with WWF officials last year.

He says WWF hopes to reach an agreement with the government as early as this year and attract $20 million from donors over 10 years for the project’s implementation, but funding from Astana will also be needed.

“The first thing to start the program is to establish a [protected] national reserve,” he says. “It has been designed, planned, and it’s actually waiting for the approval of the Kazakh government. So I hope that the reserve will be formally established this year or very early next year. This will mark the real start of the program.”

Chestin also says Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed readiness last year to provide Amur tigers for the reintroduction program, but only if scientists confirm it won’t harm the tiger population in Russia.

The number of Amur tigers in the Russian Far East has increased in recent decades, with up to 540 animals estimated to be living in the wild there.

The study says that moving some of them to Kazakhstan could be enough to eventually establish a wild population without harming the Russian population.

Chestin insists that the program would primarily use orphaned tigers that are being kept at a rehabilitation and reintroduction center in the Primorsky region.
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Justice for Tiger Allegedly Tied Down to Pose for Pictures

An endangered Siberian tiger is allegedly being tied down at a Chinese circus so that circus-goers can “ride” the restrained animal and pose for pictures. A degrading and miserable life in captivity is no life at all for a wild animal. Demand that the tiger be rescued and relocated to a sanctuary by signing this petition.

Source: Justice for Tiger Allegedly Tied Down to Pose for Pictures

LSU, Tigers Aren’t Football Mascots!

Stop tigers from dying at LSU by killing this cruel tradition.

Source: LSU, Tigers Aren’t Football Mascots!

Petition: Tell Congress To Save Wild Tigers From Extinction

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Petition: End the Use of Live Tiger Mascots at Louisiana State University

Release Tigers Imprisoned for 12 Years With Almost No Sunlight


For over a decade, four tigers have been stuck inside a concrete enclosure with limited sunlight. Ensure they are finally released to an accredited sanctuary.

Source: Release Tigers Imprisoned for 12 Years With Almost No Sunlight

Over 40 Dead Cubs Found! Tell Tiger Temple to Stop Exploiting Tigers! – The Rainforest Site

Revoke the Temple’s license.

Tell Dade City’s Wild Things: Tiger Cubs Belong With Their Mothers!

Tell this roadside zoo stop stealing cubs from their mothers!

Source: Tell Dade City’s Wild Things: Tiger Cubs Belong With Their Mothers!

petition: Ban the Import and Export of Tiger Bone Wine


petition: Please Make Mike VI the Last Live Tiger Mascot!



Tiger Temple: Authorities Uncover More Horror | News | PETA Asia


As if the story weren’t horrifying enough, wait until you hear what authorities found following the seizure of 137 tigers from Thailand’s Tiger Temple …

Source: Tiger Temple: Authorities Uncover More Horror | News | PETA Asia

petition: Save tigers from Thai temple where 40 dead tiger cubs were found in a freezer



Stop Using Live Tigers as Mascots at Louisiana State University


Louisianat State University has used live tigers as mascots for over 70 years and now, more and more universities are hiring big cats for special events. These animals are crammed into tiny cages and subjected to poor conditions. Louisiana State University must stop this tradition and help protect these beautiful cats.

Source: Stop Using Live Tigers as Mascots at Louisiana State University

Free Tiger With Terminal Cancer Imprisoned For College’s Football Games



A tiger diagnosed with cancer is being kept in a cage and used as a mascot at football games. Demand this animal be released to a sanctuary, and stop the use of live animals as mascots.

Source: Free Tiger With Terminal Cancer Imprisoned For College’s Football Games

No Coal Plants in Tiger Habitat – Social Media Alert #SaveSundarbans


A giant energy corporation wants to build coal-burning power plants near the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans. The Sundarbans functions as a sanctuary for many endangered species and as a major resource for local people. Help stop the company’s destructive plans.

Source: No Coal Plants in Tiger Habitat – Social Media Alert #SaveSundarbans

Stop Killing Tiger Cubs for “Healing Glue”



Four tiger cubs were killed, frozen, and smuggled to make a high-priced medicinal glue. Demand an immediate crackdown on the illegal tiger trade, which is putting these beautiful animals at risk of extinction.

Source: Stop Killing Tiger Cubs for “Healing Glue”

petition: Tigers slaughtered to produce bone paste to fuel the illegal tiger trade in Vietnam! Please help.



Help Protect Wild Tigers from Illegal Logging Practices

Success: Siberian Tigers Recovering

Conservationists think Siberian tiger populations are increasing. Sign this petition to thank an organization that is working hard to make sure these animals once again have the chance to thrive.

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Tell Boxer to Bring Tiger to Sanctuary

A famous boxer recently received a tiger as a gift and plans on keeping her as a pet. A human’s house is no place for a wild tiger. Sign this petition and demand the boxer bring the tiger to an accredited sanctuary.

Source: Tell Boxer to Bring Tiger to Sanctuary

Save Tigers from Illegal Logging

Beautiful and majestic Siberian tigers are in danger of vanishing forever, as illegal logging threatens their last remaining habitat. Help protect these imperiled big cats before it’s too late, and keep loggers out of the forest that they call home.

via Save Tigers from Illegal Logging.