CITES & Defra : Protect and stop the import and export of Tokay Geckos
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Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
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CITES & Defra : Protect and stop the import and export of Tokay Geckos

    1. Amelia Herbert
    2. Petition by

      Amelia Herbert

      Corfe Mullen, United Kingdom

Millions of these animals are exported all around the world for the pet trade and now for traditional medicine as they are rumoured to cure AIDS. I want to see the unnecessary suffering of these magnificent animals stopped.
When they are sold for medicinal purposes most require a specimen of several hundred grams, young adults are fed chicken liver to speed up the growth process and fatten them up. If that fails there have been cases of the animals being injected with silicone.
As for the pet trade, people should strive to buy captive bred specimens. Wild caught Tokays are often not of the best health and many have internal parasites, many die if intensive treatment is not provided.
If you love reptiles then please sign this petition to stop being imported and exported.

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. More Signatures Needed!

      Amelia Herbert
      Petition Organizer

      The petiton has come to a slight stand still and it needs a push.
      Please could I ask all of you to forward the link below onto your friends and family and ask them to sign too.

      http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/cites-defra-protect-and-stop-the-import-and-export-of-tokay-geckos#

      Thank you to all of you for supporting this cause!

      CITES & Defra : Protect and stop the import and export of Tokay Geckos

      Millions of these animals are exported all around the world for the pet trade and now for traditional medicine as they are rumoured to cure AIDS. I...

    3. Reached 50 signatures

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    • john hughes NAGUILIAN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      these animals need protecting

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    • Yrna Miryana JAKARTA, INDONESIA
      • about 1 year ago

      I strongly support this Petition, not only because I'm a reptile lover but because I know this kind of cruelty really happens. I against the poaching of geckos to be used as traditional medicine, whatsoever!

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    • Tim Skelton BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      It's an immoral and most likely unsustainable trade and should be stopped.

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