Target: Lena Ek, Minister for the Environment of Sweden.
Goal: Spare the life of Susi the Russian wolf, one of 270 wolves left in Sweden.
Sweden only has about 270 wolves left in the entire country. Wolf-hunting is state sanctioned to protect livestock, but is considered a “last resort”. Meanwhile, authorities have sent helicopters filled with shooters after one lone wolf, whom supporters named Susi.
Susi is “charged” with attacking reindeer. Wolves hunt in packs with their own kind, but Susi is left to hunt alone since there are so few wolves left to form a pack. It takes several wolves to bring down a wild elk: wolves’ usual prey. Livestock is the only prey Susi can catch alone.
Wolves are largely inbred due to mass killing, and Susi is one of the few left with healthy genes. She is a Finnish/Russian wolf.
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t killed Susi yet due to pressure from petitions. They have changed their mind about this numerous times. The best option may be to put Susi in a zoo or on a wildlife conservation with other wolves. Not only is killing her senseless and cruel, but wolves are already teetering on the endangered species list. Please help end this ridiculous witch hunt: petitions have already made a huge difference.
Dear Ms. Ek,
We are writing to you on behalf of Susi, the Finnish/Russian wolf. We are happy about other petitioners’ progress in halting her killing, and urge you to consider alternative actions.
Sweden only has about 270 wolves left due to state-sanctioned wolf killings. Wolf populations are nearly endangered in other countries, like the United States. They have been in existence in some form since the Ice Age. Susi has been attacking reindeer because she has no other options: it takes a pack of wolves to hunt and kill wild elk, their usual prey. She is also one of the few healthy Finnish/Russian wolves left in Sweden. This is because the state-sanctioned wolf killings have caused the remaining wolves to inbreed.
It might be a good idea to look into putting Susi in a zoo or on a wildlife conservation, where she can live protected and with other wolves. This will keep her from killing livestock and ensure that healthy, non-inbred wolves will continue their lineage. We urge you not to kill an important part of the ecosystem.
Again, thank you so much for taking these petitions into consideration.
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