February 20, 2015
3911 New York Ave
Seaford, NY 11783
The White House
Attn: President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. Obama,
I am a student from St. Anthony’s High School in Long Island. I am writing with some concerns about the wildlife trafficking and terrorists who are doing this. And I think this problem has decimated iconic animal populations. We need to combat wildlife trafficking.
Some reports said iconic animals would become extinct in 10 years like elephants and rhinoceroses. I have realized that The United States has been committed to combating wildlife trafficking, related corruption, and money laundering. The USAID organization has provided funding in regional and bilateral training and technical assistance in Africa to combat wildlife trafficking. Also, the USAID organization has supported for anti-poaching efforts. The United States has been doing a lot of things to combat wildlife trafficking, but this is not enough. The number of the iconic animals is still reducing because of trafficking and the phenomenon of poaching that still exist.
In my opinion, the United States should enhance the consciousness of its citizens of the laws and deter the financial support terrorist organization from trafficking. We can show people how cruel the terrorists are and what kind of punishment they will get after buying the ivory on the TV, newspapers and commercials. People will start to realize how important the iconic animals are, and we can’t buy luxuries like ivory because it is illegal. The United States should add more wildlife protection area then the iconic animals will have safer home. As for me, I’ll stigmatize the stores that sell the products made from ivory by reporting them and posting pictures online. Wild animals are part of us so we can’t lose them. I hope you will see this letter and reply me as soon as you can. Thank you!
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