Save the Amur Leopard From the Brink of Extinction

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Target: Jamie Rappaport Clark, President and CEO of the Defenders of Wildlife

Goal: Save the amur leopard from extinction.

The amur leopard is in critical danger of becoming completely extinct due to poachers, deforestation and inbreeding. Poachers kill these animals for their skins and fur, while the leopard’s forest habitat is cut down to build developments such as houses and businesses. What little forests are left suffer from poor fertility or are burned down by humans. Furthermore inbreeding among these leopards result in weaker health, causing the young to die out long before their time. We must act now to help these innocent creatures.

This is another species on a list already too long – a list of animals being driven out of their homes and killed by human greed and selfishness. The amur leopard is an incredibly strong, beautiful, graceful creature that deserves far better than to have its numbers lessened day by day. Thanks to their dwindling population, they are forced to breed with family, leading to poor health and early deaths, and their homes are being destroyed more and more every day.

We cannot let these wonderful creatures be completely wiped out. We must stop the destruction of the forests they call home and act to outlaw hunting and poaching as well as banning the sale of their fur and skins. Furthermore allowing them to spread their numbers will always benefit this struggling population so that they can breed stronger, healthier cubs. Sign this petition to help save this species from the brink of extinction.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Clark,

The amur leopard population is dying out more and more every day. This species is on the critically endangered list due to poaching, hunting, deforestation and inbreeding-induced health defects killing their cubs. This is one of too many species dying due to human greed, selfishness and ignorance. These animals are graceful and incredibly strong creatures, but the threat of extinction is weakening them greatly.

Steps must be taken to protect these animals and their habitat so that they may be able to strengthen their numbers. Please enact and implement stronger protection laws to keep this species alive so that it may grow and thrive.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: William Warby

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