Target: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Goal: Ask the FWS to expand protection for endangered tigers to save them from global hunting and trafficking.
Federal law’s protection of tigers has loopholes in the system, enabling dealers and traffickers to export, sell, and bring harm to these endangered animals. The policies in place now only protect “generic” tigers, which according to PETA means “that they are not purebred but are a mix of more than one sub-species of tiger or are of unknown heritage”.
The Fish and Wildlife Service, or the FWS, has proposed new regulations in addition to the Endangered Species Act that already exists. This new amendment “would close this loophole and give hybrid tigers the same protections that are given to other captive-bred endangered species”.
The FWS is asking the public their opinion, making it essential to express your support of these new regulations. Tigers are incredible animals that are unfortunately on the endangered list. It is crucial that we do something to protect tigers from the exploitation of dealers and traffickers.
Dear Fish and Wildlife Services,
I am writing to express my support of the new amendments to the Endangered Species Act. I strongly agree with the new proposal to expand the protection of tigers and other endangered animals. Such beautiful creatures should not suffer as a result of loopholes in current policies.
If this amendment is not passed dealers will continue exploiting wild and exotic animals. These animals are thrown into the life of dealers as they are forced out of their natural habitat, trafficked, and abused.
I strongly agree with the new proposal and urge that you provide more protection for endangered animals. No tigers should suffer, regardless of whether they are generic, purebred, or mixed. If we don’t act now this species will surely die out, which will be a huge failure in our attempt to conserve the earth’s wildlife.
[Your Name Goes Here]