Make Approaching Wildlife Illegal

bison by jack dykinga

Target: President Barack Obama

Demand: Protect wildlife at Yellowstone National Park by prohibiting the approaching of wildlife by tourists.

A 16-year-old girl was gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park recently. Reports say the girl, an exchange student from Taiwan, was posing for a picture in front of the animal when he attacked her.

Park rangers urge visitors to stay at least 25 feet from all animals, but they say the girl was between 3 and 6 feet away. Every year people are attacked in this way because they get too close to animals.

Urge President Obama to pass a law requiring people to stay 25 feet away from wildlife to protect animals and people from danger.


Dear President Obama,

A 16-year-old girl was gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park recently. Sources say she was only 3 to 6 feet away from the animal despite signs warning visitors to stay at least 25 feet away.

Park rangers say that this happens every year. Serious injuries and deaths occur because people get too close to wildlife. If there were a law prohibiting people getting too close to wild animals, perhaps this would prevent further injuries and deaths.

We the undersigned urge you to make it illegal for people to come within 25 feet of a wild animal.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Jack Dykinga

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One Comment

  1. Maxine Sheehan says:

    This shouldn’t have to be a law. People need to follow the sensible instructions. Maybe this girl won a Darwin Award.

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