China: Petition – Do Not Overturn Rhino and Tiger Part Trade Ban.

 

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Petition Link – https://forcechange.com/517592/china-do-not-overturn-rhino-and-tiger-part-trade-ban/

 

Target: Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China

Goal: Prevent China from overturning a ban on the trade of endangered tiger and rhino parts.

Rhinos and tigers could soon go extinct if a trade ban is overturned in China. The Chinese government has announced plans to reverse a 25-year-old ban on the trade of rhino and tiger parts. According to the news reports, the Cabinet cloaked their intentions in promises of “controlling the trade” and that they would merely be making exceptions for “special circumstances;” these circumstances operate on the claim that rhino horns and tiger bones are essential to medical research and practices.

The World Wildlife Fund predicts “devastating consequences globally” should this ban be removed. Not only are rhinos and tigers among the most threatened species on the planet, but there is no concrete evidence of these parts’ effectiveness in health care or medicine. Thousands of these animals have died for nothing beyond a profit; only roughly 3,000 tigers remain and 30,000 rhinos, with the latter’s numbers dropping year by year. To make matters worse, the ban has been very lax in the past, with the government only seriously cracking down in recent years.

We cannot allow China to deplete the remaining rhino and tiger population for the sake of monetary gain and a medical myth that has yet to be and may never be proven true. Sign this petition to demand China keep the ban on the trade of these animals’ parts in place.

Petition Link – https://forcechange.com/517592/china-do-not-overturn-rhino-and-tiger-part-trade-ban/

 

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PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Xi,

Your government’s plan to overturn the 1990s-era ban on the trade of rhino and tiger parts could wipe out both species entirely within just a few short years. The Cabinet has claimed they will only make exceptions and promised to “control the trade;” the main reasoning is said to be the belief that rhino horns and tiger bones are essential to medical research and practices.

You cannot allow this ban to be reversed. Too many poachers have managed to keep the trade going in spite of it, with the laws only recently tightening to stop their black market operations. The number of living rhinos is dropping every year, and only roughly 3,000 tigers remain in the world. You must keep the ban on this trade in place and protect what remains of both these species.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

 

Petition Link – https://forcechange.com/517592/china-do-not-overturn-rhino-and-tiger-part-trade-ban/

 

 

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