Target: Tom Landwher, Minnesota Natural Resource Commissioner
Goal: Applaud decision to protect moose from endangerment by canceling hunting season
Since 2010, the number of moose in Minnesota has fallen by 52% for unknown reasons, prompting the state to cancel hunting season indefinitely. There are only 2,760 moose left in the entire state of Minnesota. Sign the petition to applaud Minnesota for taking action to protect and preserve the moose population.
The Minnesota moose population has been in decline for several years but this year the decline was particularly steep. Theories are that tick borne diseases and unusually hot summers have contributed to the decline. Recent estimates indicate there are only 2,760 moose left in Minnesota. This is a 35% drop from 2011. Tom Landwher, the Natural Resource Comissioner said, “It’s now prudent to control every source of mortality we can as we seek to understand causes of population decline.” The state is now implementing a high-tech moose research program at the cost of $1.2 million to identify the cause of death. The program has fitted 92 moose with tracking collar allowing the state to identify within 24 hours when a moose has died.
The effort to preserve Minnesota’s moose population is supported by local citizens. Many have pledged to volunteer and donate to the Wildlife Health Program Gift Account for Moose. Sign the petition to applaud Minnesota for taking firm action to prevent moose from endangerment and extinction.
Dear Commissioner Landwher,
I am writing as an animal rights activist to applaud your hunting ban on moose. It is refreshing to see a state where both the government and citizens are concerned with protecting animals. Robin Johnson the owner of a cupcake shop has pledged to donate $1 to the Wildlife Health Program Gift Account for every cupcake she sells. She says, “This beautiful symbol of Minnesota wilderness is being direly threatened.”
I am glad that Minnesota is taking steps to protect its wildlife from further decimation and I hope that you will soon be able to discover the cause and remedy of the population decline. Thank you for what you have done.
[Your Name Here]