Name: SAVE Right Whales Act
Bill Number: S 3038/HR 6060
The North Atlantic right whale is one of the world’s most
endangered marine species. The name right whale comes, unfortunately, from its
perception among hunters as being he “right” whale to hunt due to its proximity
to the Atlantic shores. Although the right whale is no longer hunted, two other
threats have emerged: ship collisions and fishing nets. During the past year,
18 right whales were found dead in US and Canadian waters, most with blunt
force injuries or scarring from fishing net entanglements. Companion bills have
been introduced to support and provide funding for further protection of the
much-endangered right whale.
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Please Protect the North Atlantic Right Whale From Extinction
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask your support for the SAVE Right Whales Act, S 3038 and HR 6060, which would support and provide funding for conservation programs for the North Atlantic right whale. Scientists have estimated that fewer than 450 right whales remain in existence and that the right whale species will be beyond the ability to recover in less than 20 years if action is not taken immediately.Most right whale deaths are the result of human activities, such as ship collisions and fishing net entanglements. During the past year, 18 right whales have been found dead off the coast of the US and Canada. Most of these right whales were found with either blunt force injuries or scarring from fishing nets. Additionally, no right whale births were reported during the 2017-2018 breeding season, which further highlights the struggle that these whales are facing to survive. This measure would begin by establishing funds towards conservation efforts. Other projects, such as addressing human conflicts with right whales, developing cooperative projects with foreign governments and local communities, and working with private sector fishermen will be developed as part of the solution to this problem. The plight of the right whale is urgent, so I hope that you will give your full support to the passage of this measure before the end of the current legislative session.Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]