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Students gave some rare species a voice in this persuasive letter.

1600 Court Street

Martinez, CA 94553

October 13, 2005

 

Mrs. Ownapet

Century Pets

17 You Can Make a Pet Out Of Anything Lane

Martinez, CA 94553

 

Dear Mrs. Ownapet,

 

I’m a student at MJHS, and I’m concerned about a particular issue in my community. When I was reading the newspaper, I discovered that your pet shop is selling rare and exotic wild animals for other people to own. If you keep up this business, there will be a severe change in the animal kingdom. I would like to appeal to you and your pet shop to stop selling rare animal species.

 

There are many reasons why your pet shop should stop selling rare animal species. First, the behavior of a certain animal might be unpredictable.  There also might be se   complaints from several people from animal bites. Plus, there might be some people getting attacked severely and wanting to return the rare animal to the pet store. Second, you would be breaking an important role in food chain. Therefore, other rare animal species could get sick and may turn up on the endangered list. Third, you would be preventing the animal’s ability to produce more of the same species (breeding.) When the animal is no longer breeding the certain type of rare animal would no longer be in the wild and only be in people’s homes. Also, people would probably after some time, reject the animal and no longer take care of it. If this happens, the species might become extinct. When it’s extinct people won’t be able to enjoy the rare wild animals in its natural habitat. Finally, the scientists would no longer be able to keep track of these wonderful animals. Therefore, people wouldn’t get informed what wonderful things are happening all around us.

 

My request is simple. If you stop selling rare wild animals, we will probably have it better for the animals that are still in the wild. If you continue, we will have too many animals on the endangered list. Remember, the next part from endangered is extinction. This means they would no longer exist in nature. They would be gone forever. So, please close down the system of selling rare and wild animals to people.                     

 

Thank you for taking time to read my letter.      

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Maya

1600 Court Street

Martinez, CA 94553

November 1, 2005

 

President Lincoln

The White House

Washington D.C.

 

Dear President Lincoln:

 

I am a student at MJHS, and I am concerned about a particular issue in my community.  I am writing this letter to you because you are the most powerful man in America.  People will listen to you more than a 13 year old young teenager.  I have a problem in my town that the Danville Mayor won’t listen to.  There’s a pet store that is selling rare animals.  All of the animals the owner has are on the endangered species list.  I would like to appeal to you to help stop the selling of these rare animals in this pet store. 

 

There are many reasons why you should stop this pet store from selling rare animals.  First, the novelty of owning a rare animal might wear off.  If this happens, the people owning these rare animals will be ignored and treated poorly.  Second, people won’t be able to study or observe them in their natural habitat.  People might not be able to study them in the future to learn more about them.  Third, there would be a break in the food chain.  If this happens, it could destroy the circle of life.  Lastly, the animal species might become extinct.  If the animals become extinct, they will not be in the wild anymore.

 

My request is simple.  If you don’t help to stop selling rare animals in the pet store, the animals will not survive.  Instead of selling the rare animals, the pet store owner could sell different animals like cats and dogs.  If this happens, the rare animals would be able to live in their natural habitat.

 

I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my letter.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Joseph

1600 Court Street

Martinez, CA 94553

October 18, 2005

 

Mr. J.T.

Pet U.S.A.

18 Pet Store Lane

 

Dear Mr. J.T.:

 

I am a student at MJHS, and I am concerned about a particular issue in my community.  One day, I was walking to the park, and I saw rare animals in the window.  I found out that you are selling rare animals.  I was in shock because I didn’t think that you can have them as pets.  I would like to appeal to you and your pet shop to stop selling rare animals.

 

There are many reasons why your pet shop should stop selling rare animals.  First, the owners might not take care of it properly.  The rare animal might get sick and die.  Also, the people might hit the rare animal.  Second, the behavior of the animal might be unpredictable.  The rare animal might go and kill another pet, or eat them.  Third, we won’t be able to see the animals in the wild.  People won’t get to study them for homework.  Also, we won’t be able to see them at the zoo anymore.  Lastly, the species might become extinct.  This could break the food chain.  The rare animal might become endangered. 

 

My request is simple.  If you don’t sell rare animals, people can study and see them.  Instead of selling rare animals, you should sell domesticated animals.  This would help the food chain.  I would hate to see the rare animal on the endangered species list, or extinct. 

 

I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my letter.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Raheem