Commend President Obama for Protecting Africa’s Wildife

Target: President Obama

Goal: Commend the president for protecting Africa’s wildlife

Recently officials in Africa are destroying ivory captured by poached and illegal traders to curb the destruction of elephants and rhinos. President Barack Obama also wishes to protect these majestic creatures by implementing an executive order on animal trafficking. $10 million dollars will be used for training and equipment to battle the syndicates and poachers killing these animals.

The order comes backed with a council that will take six months to devise a plan to curb animal trafficking. The council includes people in the State, Interior and Justice departments. Obama states that the strategies used will be similar to ones used in human and arms trafficking. The focus on the plan will be centered on anti-poaching, regional law enforcement, and decreasing illegal trade and demand. The thought that animals would be killed for useless trinkets is cruel and disturbing, as countless of Africa’s wildlife are becoming endangered and their numbers dwindle to record numbers.

It is commendable that Obama is protecting Africa’s wildlife because this focus will spread to other issues, like the environment and climate change. His influence in the area will spread to the rangers, the villagers and politicians. The UN has also stated that the money coming from the illegal ivory trade is unfortunately funding terrorist groups within Africa. It is imperative that this is stopped. Commend Obama for putting a stop to this massacre.

PETITION LETTER

Dear President Barack Obama,

I wish to commend you for protecting Africa’s wildlife. It saddens me to think of the possibility that elephants and rhinos may only be seen in zoos. Therefore I am grateful that you are aiding these animals, and combating the illegal ivory trade and poachers who kill these animals for trinkets and medical miracles. The efforts put forth for their protection will also help eliminate terrorist groups, whose funding comes from these illegal trades.

You also stress that anti-poaching efforts and stopping illegal trades should not just be Africa’s focus – it should be the rest of the world. Animals should not be plundered like a pirate’s treasure, they should be treated with respect and dignity. Please continue with this message, so future generations can see these wonderful animals living off of the land and not in zoos.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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