Ban Pesticides Used to Kill Tigers!

Indian poachers have been using the chemical Carbofuran to kill endangered tigers. Carbofuran is a clear, odorless substance used by potato farmers as a cheap pesticide. Poachers fill animal carcasses with Carbofuran and leave them as bait for tigers to eat. The tigers die within an hour of eating the carcasses, after which poachers sell their skins, teeth, nails and organs at a high profit to Tibetan and Chinese traders.

Poachers are attracted to Carbofuran because it is difficult to test, lowering the risk of their getting caught. The chemical also poses a threat to birds, which will die after ingesting a single grain.

The U.S., Canada and Kenya have already banned the deadly pesticide. Please sign the petition to urge India to ban Carbofuran!

We, the undersigned, are concerned with the illegal use of Carbofuran to kill endangered Indian tigers. Carbofuran is a clear, odorless substance used by potato farmers as a cheap pesticide. After poisoning tigers, poachers sell their skins, teeth, nails and organs at a high profit to Tibetan and Chinese traders.


Poachers are attracted to Carbofuran because it is difficult to test, lowering the risk of their getting caught. The chemical also poses a threat to birds, which will die after ingesting a single grain.


The U.S., Canada and Kenya have already banned the deadly pesticide. We cannot risk the loss of any more endangered tigers, nor should we continue enabling illegal trade. We respectfully urge you to ban Carbofuran in India. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider our petition.

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