Ban Tiger Killing Pesticide

Target: Indian Government

Goal: Ban the chemical Carbofuran, which is used to kill tigers

Recently, poachers in India have been using a cheap chemical known as Carbofuran as a pesticide to kill tigers. Poachers use animal carcasses tainted with the chemical as bait for the tigers. It is believed that the tigers die within an hour of eating the contaminated carcass. The poachers then sell the highly profitable tiger remains, including the skins, teeth, bones, and claws, to Chinese and Tibetan merchants.

India’s tiger population already faces enough danger, having declined 90% in the last century. Today there are around 1,700 tigers in India, and although numbers have shown a slight increase in the last two years, this new poaching technique could potentially destroy the little progress that has been made and further decline the tiger population. In addition, the chemical threatens other forms of wildlife, such as leopards.

If it is not outlawed, the use of Carbofuran as a method for killing tigers will very likely catch on in popularity because it is inexpensive and difficult to detect, and because poachers are put in far less danger by simply poisoning the tigers. Please sign the petition below to demand a ban for Carbofuran in India to protect Indian tigers and wildlife.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Indian Government Officials,

Recently, poachers have been using a chemical called Carbofuran to kill tigers in India and then sell their remains. Carbofuran is difficult to detect and incredibly effective, but it threatens the already low population numbers for tigers. The number of tigers in India has decreased by 90 percent in the last century, and although that number has increased by a little in the last two years, this new poaching technique puts this increase at risk.

Not only could the use of Carbofuran destroy the little progress that has been made, it puts other wildlife in danger as well, such as leopards. Numbers of of both tigers and leopards have been found dead for no apparent reason, but now it is being speculated to have been caused by Carbofuran. If the chemical is strong enough to kill a tiger within an hour of ingestion, it is potentially fatal to any other animal around.

At this point, the use of Carbofuran for poaching will increase in popularity if it is not outlawed. It is inexpensive, difficult to detect, potent and effective, and it puts the poacher in far less danger than if he were to use other poaching techniques.

I urge you to make the substance Carbofuran illegal before its consequences get out of hand.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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10 Comments

  1. Jennifer C. says:

    I signed. This must be stopped!

  2. Paula Diment says:

    Please stop this madness

  3. Should be illegal with consequences for anyone who is using it.

  4. Patricia Gwyther says:

    Incredible and senseless. Who thinks these things up?

  5. Nancy DeCoursey says:

    We can only hope that by handling a tiger’s remains that the killer and dealer is also poisoned.

  6. Barbara Griffith says:

    Its not just the few tigers that are left that is eating this poison, its also any small carnivore that lives in India’s jungles. Don’t forget that the US wildlife service kills predators such as wolves with poison just like this to keep the ranchers happy, using our tax dollars.

    • Laura Caro says:

      insanity is wide spread. and meanwhile, wildlife variety is dissappearing. only roaches, rats and humans will remain. awful.

  7. Jane Morrow says:

    Why are Asian countries so cruel to every other living thing on the planet? I have zero respect for Asian countries. May karma hit them with a serious pandemic that deals with these environmental terrorists once and for all.

  8. Jennifer Hollis says:

    ALL POACHERS MUST BE KILLED…BY STRYCHNINE POISONING. THEY MUST SUFFER SLOWLY AND KNOW THE HELL THEY’VE PUT ALL OF THEIR VICTIMS THROUGH. THAT IS AS CLOSE TO REAL JUSTICE AS IT GETS.

  9. THESE BARBARIC SCENERIES ARE MONSTERSWORK, NOT HUMANDEGRADING, ABSOLUTELY WRONG & UNACCEPTABLE AND TO BAN IN THE MOMENT!

    Pure infantile primitivism – what kind of idiotic monsters are able to handle and destroy living creatures in that way is unbelievable – monsters deserves monsterwork too.

    “While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal positions on this earth?”
    George Bernhard Shaw

    HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE ??

    People need to vote unacting dumb authorities and officials acting irresponsibly for futuregenerations and their wildlife out of occupations NOW AND FOR ALL!

    DEMAND INITIATORS TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTUREGENERATIONS !

    DEFORMED MONSTERS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLE SHOULD REALLY KICK THE BUCKET AS SOON AS EVER POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS INFANTILISM AND UNHUMANE WORLDWIDE DISASTERS – WHO IN OUR WORLD NEEDS ALL OF THAT GREED INFANTILE DESTRUCTIVE KILLERMONSTERS ?

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