Thank Costa Rica for Banning Sport Hunting

Target: Congress of Costa Rica

Goal: Thank the congress for unanimously banning sport hunting

Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse nations in the world, serving as a home for thousands of animal species, including jaguars, pumas, monkeys, sloths, and sea turtles. Many of these animals are listed as threatened or endangered, and Costa Rica’s protected rain forests and beaches provide them with secluded safe havens.

Unfortunately, because of these animals, Costa Rica is one of the world’s top hunting destinations.  Travelers pay thousands of dollars to visit the country and join hunting tours. These tours venture deep into the jungle, bringing visitors to the animals’ habitat and providing easy access to numerous species.

Thankfully, there is hope for the animals of Costa Rica. The country’s congressional leaders recently unanimously passed a law that bans all sport hunting and trapping in the country. According to the new legislation, anyone caught hunting or capturing wild animals in Costa Rica must serve a jail sentence and pay thousands of dollars in fines.

Although sport hunting brings in large revenues for Costa Rica, the legislative leaders clearly believe that protecting the country’s animals outweighs making a profit. Because of the new law, hundreds of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and other species will be protected from humans. Thank the members of the Costa Rican congress for their commitment to the safety and survival of their country’s wild animals.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Costa Rican Congress,

As you know, your country is home to thousands of beautiful, intriguing animal species. Jaguars, monkeys, parrots, and sea turtles all call Costa Rica home. Many of these species are already threatened or endangered, and they need every protection possible in order to ensure they do not go extinct.

In light of these concerns, it is absolutely wonderful that you, as a unanimous group, decided to ban sport hunting and trapping in Costa Rica. Hunting and trapping is detrimental to the natural heritage of your country, and threatens many of your native species. Animals like pumas and macaws were routinely killed or captured for profit with little thought. Now that sport hunting and trapping is banned, these animals will be further protected within your borders. Thank you so much for passing this new law.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Pascal Blachier via WikiCommons

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