Target: Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment and Forests of India
Goal: Save the Ganges river dolphin from unsustainable fishing methods and destructive development plans
The Hindus consider the Ganges river to be the most sacred of them all, but the waters continue to darken as an overload of pollution empties into the river every day. There are millions of people who live along its shores to fulfill their daily needs. However, an excess of pollution, unsustainable fishing methods, and destructive development plans have put the sacred river among the top five most polluted in the world causing the Ganges river dolphin to become one of the most endangered dolphins on the planet.
According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, a shocking 9,000 tons of toxic pesticides and 6 million tons of fertilizer are dumped in the Ganges every year. In addition, it has been reported that there are only 1,800 Ganges river dolphins left and the number continues to drop every day the waters remain highly unsafe. Previous plans to sustain the waters and purify the environment have failed to work due to lack of enforcement, support from religious authorities, and technical expertise.
Not only have the waters been damaged with destructive pollutants causing harm to all living beings who surround the shores, but people are deliberately killing the Ganges dolphins for their meat and oil. The threats are similar to those in China who have already lost the Baiji dolphin from the same devastating reasons that pollute the waters and murder innocent dolphins.
An effective and tactful plan must be established by the Indian government to protect the sacred waters and Ganges river dolphins from becoming extinct.
Dear Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan,
I urge you to enact a more tactful plan that protects the endangered Ganges river dolphin. The excess of pollution, unsustainable fishing methods, and destructive development plans must end in order to avoid harm to innocent dolphins who continue to be murdered for their meat and oil. Unfortunately, the issue of pollution is prevalent in waters all around the world and proceed to kill many innocent beings such as the beautiful Ganges river dolphins.
The sacred Ganges river has been damaged for too long and a new and improved system must be designed to save the 1,800 dolphins left in the river. Since approximately 9,000 tons of toxic pesticides and 6 million tons of fertilizer fill the waters every year, the proper technical expertise and religious support should work together to ensure the safety of all living beings who occupy the sacred waters.
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