Target: Curt Melcher, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Director
Goal: Put a stop to the murder of wolves based on outdated notions and selfish concerns.
Another wolf has been slain in Oregon, a mother with a mate and a young pup. Her family has been destroyed and left to fend for themselves, and the killers have yet to be found, identified and punished. This is a completely senseless killing that should not have happened, just the latest in a string already too long despite many efforts to protect the species over the last few years.
It is the reasoning based on outdated science that results in the deaths of these creatures. Wolves are not the evil predators they were once believed to be, and their existence can benefit other creatures; for example, wolves are known to hunt elk and deer, which have been reported to eat entire areas of vegetation, depriving other animals of shelter.
While it is true that wolves have been reported to attack humans, the slain wolf was not doing anyone any harm. Wolves are not the pack animals fighting for dominance that they were once termed as, but families who rely on each other to survive. These families have been torn apart by wolf poachers and other killers still laboring under misconceptions. Sign this petition to demand justice for this slain Oregon wolf and to demand stronger protection of surviving wolves.
Dear Mr. Melcher,
A mother wolf was recently slain in Oregon, another in a string of wolf killings that is already much too long. Even though the notion of the predatory wolf pack has long since been deemed outdated, people still subscribe to it and treat wolves as dangerous monsters they must destroy. Wolves function as families, and a family has just been deprived of a mother, forcing them to fend for themselves.
This needs to stop. These creatures do not deserve to die based on outdated notions. Furthermore, the culprits of this recent killing have yet to be identified and still walk free. Please do everything in your power to find and punish them, as well as enforce more laws and rules to protect wolves from future killings.
[Your Name Here]
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