Pledge not to buy tiger parts and products

I’m surprised that this isn’t one of the most talked about issues in the world. Our beloved tigers may become extinct within a few years if we don’t help them. World Wildlife Fund has had an ongoing campaign to prevent the extinction of tigers for many years now. Actor and environmental conservationist Leonardo DiCaprio feels so strongly about this issue that he donated one million US dollars to WWF urgent tiger conservation efforts during the International Tiger Summit last year. Poaching and deforestation are leading our wild tigers into extinction. There are more tigers in captivity than there are in the wild. “A century ago, there were an estimated 100,000 tigers in the wild. Today, there are as few as 3,200. Consumer demand for tiger products is the most urgent threat to tigers that must be stopped.” WWF currently has a pledge that anyone can sign stating that they will not purchase any products made from tiger parts. I urge you to please sign the pledge by clicking here or the image above and ask others to do so as well. I can’t imagine a world without tigers and I hope I never have to see it become a reality.

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Comments

kimbirdy
25 March 2011 - 00:06

oh that’s awful! tigers have always been one of my favorite animals ever. i’ll head over to sign the pledge now. thanks for sharing about this!

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
25 March 2011 - 03:11

This is so heartbreaking. The de-naturalization of the world is so sad. And there are things made from tiger? I had no idea. I’m off to sign that petition now.

Gabriella
25 March 2011 - 04:14

I had no idea. Thank you for sharing.

Justine
25 March 2011 - 05:18

oh no! thank you for shedding your voice on this. i will definitely do my part ;)

Lauren
25 March 2011 - 10:00

Signed. It’s so sad that this is still happening. Tigers are awesome and amazing, they should be allowed to continue living wild and free in this world.

Oh, and kudos to Leonardo DiCaprio. My respect for him keeps going up. :]

Kayla @ Exquisite Banana
25 March 2011 - 17:00

This makes my heart ache. I’m going to go learn more about it now.

Rachael
25 March 2011 - 23:04

That is so sad to hear!! I had no idea they were extinct! Or becoming so.
How does that happen anyway? Oh, I see. Tiger products. That makes me sick. Who are we to think we can just treat animals however we like!!

jenni-austria-germany
26 March 2011 - 12:54

so depressing. thanks for posting. hopefully it will encourage people to take the pledge. definitely worked for me.

in unrelated news, that is so funny that your polish uncle hates sweets. i told my boyfriend and he said, “yeah, we ALL hate sweets here”. haha. go figure!

jessi
26 March 2011 - 21:58

so sad! they are such beautiful creatures

Misty :)
28 March 2011 - 22:59

I signed the petition! This IS sad though! I can’t believe tigers are almost extinct though! I hope this changes!! It made me really sad though the other day. As you know, I have been drinking the Snapple tea, well they have really cool facts on the tops. Well, the one I got the other day (actually, the day you posted this!) said that there are more Siberian Tigers in Zoos than there are in the wild. It made me really sad to read this. And then, I read this post and there was no doubt I WASNT going to sign the petition! Thanks for posting this :) I hope it pays off!!

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