Please please sign this petition. The Tiger population is decreasing by the day and unless you help, there will be none left at all in several years. The South China Tiger is the most critically endangered of all Tiger subspecies and is considered by some experts to be the direct descendent of the original Tigers of one million years ago. The current status of wild South China Tigers is extremely vague and it has been twenty years since one has been seen anywhere by Chinese officials. A 1995 unconfirmed report from the Ministry of Forestry suggests that the wild population is fewer than 20 individuals. About 40 years ago there were around 4,000 South China Tigers, but they were declared pests by the Chairman of the Chinese government, Mao Tze-tung, and as a result they were hunted mercilessly - almost to extinction today. Limited information is held about South China Tigers because they are so few in number. They ought to be found within Central and eastern China, and used to exist along the Amoy coast. By signing this petition, you ARE making a vital difference. With enough signatures, the petition can be sent off to not just one but several people in very high and influential positions such as Jiang Zemin who is general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and president of the People\'s Republic of China. This man has the power to act and with enough backing from you and people like you, we can force him to act. I personally am a huge lover of the Tiger and and find human actions against these brilliant creatures increasingly callis beyond words. I can assure you that your signature will be put to extreemly good use. I intend to launch further, bigger campagins in the coming future. It isn\'t all bad for the Tigers. In recent years, things have been improving, albeit very slightly. Your signature can really help to make a difference.