Target: Charlton H. Bonham, Director of California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Goal: Charge anyone who is thought to be viciously killing bears and selling their parts on the black market.
Bears are apparently being slaughtered and killed for their parts in California. We need to take action to ensure this horrific practice is immediately stopped.
Most recently, a young black bear was thought to be purposely run over by a culprit who is accused of cutting off the animal’s paws and taking out its gallbladder. Officials believe that this was done so that the parts could be sold on the black market as food and for medicinal purposes.
While one would think that such an incident happens infrequently in the United States, the illegal wildlife trade in America is flourishing. Unfortunately, these crimes oftentimes go unnoticed since they are thought to more commonly take place overseas. It is therefore important that law enforcement officials thoroughly investigate anyone who is suspected to be involved with this horrific practice.
Demand that wildlife officials take whatever actions necessary to ensure black bears are safe. If unethical people continue to kill these beautiful creatures, the California black bear population may soon be depleted.
Dear Director Bonham,
It is thought that many black bears in California are being killed for their parts. Anyone suspected of committing these crimes needs to be investigated and arrested in order to ensure that these bears are able to live safely in their environment.
During the most recent incident, a young bear was found on the side of the road and was thought to have been run over so that an assailant could retrieve the bears’ paws and gallbladder. Authorities surmise that this was done so the paws could be sold as food items, and the gallbladder sold for medicinal purposes. In fact, some business owners in Chinatown are suspected of selling bear bile that was illegally obtained from bears in California.
Since these crimes reportedly mainly take place overseas, the practice of killing bears and illegally selling their parts is not something that is usually investigated in the United States. I therefore encourage you to question, investigate and formally charge anyone who is thought to be involved with these disgusting crimes. If nothing is done, the majestic black bears of California may one day be extinct.
[Your Name Here]
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