Target: Bob Broscheid, Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Goal: Stop Colorado from unnecessarily killing mountain lions and bears.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently voted in favor of an unproven plan that would trap and kill wild mountain lions and bears and cost taxpayers $4.5 million. This plan is happening in the hopes of figuring out why mule deer populations have declined, however Colorado residents and respected scientists have spoken up about their disapproval of the plan.
Killing these animals will completely throw off the delicate ecosystem established in the wild and could lead to even more problems in the future. In addition, the plan is only taking into account the adult predators killed and not the offspring that cannot survive without their mothers. Another concern is that the black bear’s diet consist mostly of vegetation and deer is not a primary food source.
Sign this petition and demand Colorado rethink this plan before it is too late. There is not enough research done to quickly assume killing innocent animals will help the problem.
Dear Mr. Broscheid,
Recently, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission decided on a plan to kill numerous mountain lions and bears in order to determine the cause of the declining mule deer population. However, many Colorado residents and respected experts such as wildlife biologists have raised concerns about this experimental plan.
Killing mountain lions and bears will completely throw off Colorado’s delicate ecosystem and could lead to even more problems. The animals that are trapped are not the only ones who will die. The offspring of those adult mountain lions and bears will die without their mothers. In addition, bears have a diet consisting mostly of vegetation and there is no reason to believe bears could have caused the decline in mule deer.
Please look into and research all possible reasons for why the mule deer population is declining before you start killing off innocent animals. One very likely reason for the drop in population is human interference including reduced land for these animals to live on.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: California Department of Fish and Game