Protect the Sumatran Tiger Before they Become a Myth of Our Past

Target: U.S. and Indonesian Legislators

Goal: To Protect the Sumatran tiger from hunting and to limit threats to its habitat.

There are only 400-500 Sumatran tigers left in the wild; these gorgeous and exotic animals are in danger of becoming extinct. Illegal logging in the forests they inhabit and poaching for their body parts have both led to their decline. The primary reason for this logging is to make toilet paper, some of which we may be purchasing in our stores. Palm oil plantations have been also built in the tigers natural habitat. These savage and graceful animals are in grave danger; the present times have lost touch with the natural world.

The Sumatran Tiger has existed in Indonesia’s lore for centuries, it was said that the sight of one of these remarkable animals represents the onset of disaster. From this mythology they adopted the symbolism of magic, the tiger also represents protection and generosity. In ancient times the tiger was highly respected, in each village there was a tiger handler who was able to summon them with incense and chants. This mystical animal is also highly respected in Buddhism where legend tells the sacrifice of ones body to a tiger would evoke dharma or duty to the natural world.

According to the WWF, APP (Asian Pulp and Paper) has wiped out more than 5 Million acres of the Sumatran rainforest. Paseo and Livi are two companies that originate from Indonesian forests. Customers should avoid these brands if they desire to save the future of the Sumatran tiger and the natural world that as a whole we respect so little. The Sumatran tiger is also being poached illegally, parts of its body are then sold, it’s skin being the most profitable. These tigers must be protected, otherwise they will become a part of the past and will only exist in the legends of yore.

“May these tigers be reborn to a higher realm, and may I be able to teach them and lead them out of cyclic existence”(Buddha).

PETITION LETTER:

Dear U.S. and Indonesian Legislators,

The Sumatran tiger is in grave danger of extinction because of the production of logging for paper products and illegal poaching. There are only 400-500 of these beautiful tigers left in the wild, and these numbers are declining as their environment is being encroached upon.

Please take the necessary actions to stop logging in the Sumatran tigers habitat and to enforce stricter laws against illegal poaching. There is no reason that the habitat of these remarkable creatures should be compromised for toilet paper. These tigers are a part of our world, we cannot let these mystical animals become a part of the past.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

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3 Comments

  1. SUCH A MAGNIFICENT ANIMAL. Look at his face he is so beautiful.

  2. Robert Pound says:

    What will become of Sumatra if short sighted greed allow the destruction of the amazing forests that support wildlife such as tigers, rhinos, orangutans, birds and native plants and animals? If the
    government refuses to protect its natural heritage from loggers and poachers then there is no hope for Sumatra because the internationals will strip it clean until all that is left is an eroded wasteland and impoverished people! Preserve your culture and the forest it depends on, with ALL its creatures for your childrens children to see, and take PRIDE in!!!

  3. Il faut protéger les tigres!

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