Protect Tigers from Being Killed by Gangs

Tiger Keven Law

Target: Abdul Hamid, President of Bangladesh

Goal: Protect endangered tigers from being poached by gang members for profit and prestige and call to expand the tigers’ protected habitat.

Bangladesh has seen a rise in the killing of tigers by mafia-style gangs brandishing illegal weapons. Once a country with a healthy tiger population, today it is home to only around 100 endangered tigers.

British colonialists are largely to blame for the rapid decrease of the tiger population. They were hunted for sport, until there were too few left to hunt. Hunting the animal was outlawed in 1974, but since then the tigers have had to deal with other threats.

They are often killed to establish goodwill with the local communities. The tigers often attack people because they have had their territories over-hunted and encroached upon. Locals talk about seeing gang members with tiger skulls and limbs. They create talismans with “mystical powers” from parts of the tigers to sell or wear. Being armed with modern weapons makes the poachers feel safe from the tigers.

Around 30 people are killed each year from tiger attacks. This creates animosity towards the animal in local communities. There is a growing movement to turn poachers into wildlife protectors by paying them to protect the animals. If the government increases the habitat for the tigers and hires gang members to protect the area, the tigers would have a better chance of thriving without interfering with humans.

Globally, efforts have been made to end the killing and trafficking of this ferociously beautiful animal. Sign this petition to request that Bangladesh does more to protect this endangered animal from poaching gangs, and to ask that they set aside more territory for tigers to prevent deadly altercations with the community.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Hamid,

The population of endangered tigers in Bangladesh is very low and it is being threatened by mafia-style gangs and by the proximity of locals to the tigers’ habitat. Tigers kill as many as 30 people in your country a year because locals hunt their normal prey and encroach on their territory. Tigers must be given more protected territory, if they are to coexist with people.

Local gangs kill the tigers to gain status or to endear themselves to the community. You have the power to hire the people who work outside of the law to protect the tigers. This would grant legitimacy to the earnings of these gang members and save the tigers from slaughter. Please work to expand tiger habitats and end illegal poaching in Bangladesh before there are no tigers left in your country.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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13 Comments

  1. POACHING OF TIGERS AND OTHER ENDANGERED ANIMALS MUST STOP NOW!!

    ATTENTION AUTHORITIES;
    NO ANIMALS=NO TOURISTS=NO TOURIST $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ SO DO SOMETHING NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!

    • Barbara H. Vinson says:

      I concur! No one in authority–let alone poachers–have any real conception of sharing this planet with species other than ourselves. All humans think of is money and profit. Heaven help the poor creatures that give it to them. Humans of this nature are pure poison to wildlife and the environment. In fact, one has just been elected president. If people don’t band together to save animals from these slime bags, we are going to lose so many more tigers, elephants, rhinos, wolves, and countless others. Certain humans just HAVE to kill, and frankly, it would be a blessing to the planet and its wildlife if such humans were killed off. Let them have a taste of their own medicine. And no, I feel no remorse for killers of any kind. (That includes animal killer Trump.)

  2. KatWrangler says:

    If these people can’t respect the tigers’ right to live, than, if caught, kill the poachers and let the tigers have them. Problem solved.

  3. Mary-Frances Ellis says:

    Find these gang members & tie them up & feed them to the tigers. Get rid of these worthless humans. So angry these tigers are killed for trophies.

  4. Wendy Morrison says:

    ALL TIGERS along with ALL other animals need protection from poachers and other stupid hunters!!

    • Barbara H. Vinson says:

      Well said–and isn’t it a pity that one of the worst kind has just been elected president. What an insult to this country! An elephant killer whose two stupid sons recently killed a leopard. God, I hate people like that. CURSE THEM.

  5. Gigi Middlebrook Gigi Middlebrook says:

    Find these vermin and take them out.

  6. Alice Cheang says:

    Shame on the bangladesh’s government for allowing such cruel and illegal activities to happen in its country. Please implement and enforce tougher laws to Protect animalS, wildlife & NATURE! RESPECT ALL LIFE!

  7. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

  8. Kill all poachers and funhunters and give their meat to carnivores and make medicines of the bones and teeth

  9. Maria Mahyorova says:

    Is there still neanderthal age in Bangladesh?! They hunt tigers, mammoths, they live in caves? Maybe they can’t read? No? Then why they behave like underdeveloped humanoid apes?

  10. The gangs, or pirates, self-appointed bullies, and not much else, behave in a manner similar to the way drug lords operate, harassing and even kidnapping locals and killing tigers… THEY are the ones promoting the idea of mystical powers associated with animal body parts… They butter up their victims using acts of “kindness” such as protecting them from supposed man-eating tigers…
    TALES of some becoming disenchanted, expressing interest in returning to the normal life… ELSEWHERE, poachers have successfully been turned into wildlife trackers, paid to protect the animals… FEASIBLE in Bangladesh… IF the tiger habitat is increased by government and gang members hired to PROTECT the area, knowing the forest, the TIGERS would have a much better chance of thriving without interfering with humans, and legitimacy granted to the gang members’ earnings….

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