Protect Caribou From Being Killed at an Alarming Rate

Target: Jonathon Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada

Goal: Provide more enforcement, and stricter penalties, to end caribou poaching in northern communities.

Caribou are dying at the hands of illegal hunters, and the already fragile herds are being threatened with extinction. In the North West Territories, poachers are slaughtering these endangered animals along remote roads, where the limited and overworked conservation officers are unable to patrol. More than 50 caribou have been found poached this winter, as compared to 10 in previous winters.

In the last 20 years, more than 2.6 million caribou have been lost across the Arctic, leaving only 2 million remaining. Whole herds have disappeared, and several sub-species have already become extinct. Also known as reindeer, these animals control the biodiversity of the northern tundra, and losing them would destroy the biodiversity of this vast and marginal habitat.

The federal government needs to intercede by providing more conservation officers, and impose stricter punishments for the lawbreakers who purposely destroy these beautiful creatures and threaten the delicate ecosystems they inhabit.

Sign this petition to protect the majestic caribou of the North.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Honourable Wilkinson,

Caribou are disappearing from Northern Canada at an alarming rate. This winter has seen a significant increase in poacher activity, particularly in the North West Territories, where conservation officers are spread thin over a vast region. In the past few months, over 50 caribou have been killed. This is a significant increase from the 10 that were killed in the previous winter.

Caribou are a vital part of the Arctic’s biodiversity, and they are quickly becoming extinct. I urge you to provide more conservation officers and funding to these neglected regions, and to enforce stricter punishments on poachers who desecrate nature and this magnificent species.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: SnappyGoat.com

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5 Comments

  1. No animal deserves to be slaughtered. This is wrong and needs to stop. Stricter laws and hasher punishment is a must. Human are the worst murders with no remorse for innocent animals lives they take.

  2. Jaime Perez says:

    I am so sick of hearing how cowardly, pos hunters are decimating whole species. Gross disgusting cold blooded murderers. If they want sport, hunt each other.

  3. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    Caribou should be allowed to be hunted by NATIVE populations ONLY. Their lives depend on this. Anyone else must be fined heavily, have their hunting licenses revoked, and be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  4. Stop killing the caribou. What for sport? They deserve to live in their environment.what do u all do with their dead carasses after killing them. Let the bodies rot? Too bad the caribou can’t human hunt. See how it feels to be the hunted. Need to get a stricter law against the killings

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