Target: Xi Jinping, President of China
Goal: Ban the slaughter of the Chinese mountain cat for fur products
The Chinese mountain cat is a harmless, yet rare animal that is often slaughtered in China for its fur. This animal is listed in Appendix II of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which “includes species not necessarily threatened with extinction, but in which trade must be controlled in order to avoid utilization incompatible with their survival.” This animal is not yet facing extinction, but it is dangerously close due to the number of Chinese cats being slaughtered for their fur.
Chinese cat fur is often used to make traditional Chinese hats, which are sold in Chinese markets throughout the country. The Chinese cat is a harmless animal, posing no threat to humans or livestock. These animals hold incredible value as a natural predator, controlling the population of small rodents in the areas of China that they inhabit. With the population of Chinese cats dwindling, the rodent population will surely rise substantially, causing a great nuisance. This gentle animal does not deserve to be murdered for its fur, as it poses no threat to humans, and actually serves society by controlling the rodent population.
The Chinese cat is one of the five most vulnerable feline species in the world. This animal is becoming all too rare, yet this problem can end immediately if they no longer are slaughtered for their fur. Urge the President of China, Xi Jinping, to enact a legal protection over the Chinese cat, ending the use of this animal for the production of fur products sold in markets, in order to preserve this unique, rare feline species.
Dear Xi Jinping,
The Chinese mountain cat is a harmless, beautiful creature that is quickly becoming extinct due to the use of its fur for products, such as traditional Chinese hats, sold in markets throughout China. This animal is among the five most vulnerable feline species in the world, and the slaughter of this animal for its fur needs to be governmentally regulated in order to ensure the survival of this rare species.
The Chinese cat is harmless, posing no threat to humans or livestock, and actually contributes to society as a natural predator by keeping the rodent population controlled. If the Chinese cat population continues to dwindle due to the desire for its fur, the rodent population will rise, causing a great nuisance, and possible threat, to citizens. The Chinese cat is an endangered species that will soon be extinct if it continues to be slaughtered for its fur. Please enact a law forbidding the sale of Chinese cat fur products, in order to ensure this rare species’ survival.
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