To the Editor:
These days I am afraid to turn on my computer or listen to the news to see what damage Trump has done.
This morning we learned Mr. Trump, The Fish and Wildlife Service and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have all decided in favor of “funding conservation programs” by reversing the ban on importing elephant trophies into the United States. Previously Mr. Trump was against this and now on the advice of his Interior Secretary, an avid hunter, he has changed his mind. Are we surprised he is so easily manipulated? Could the fact that Mr. Trump’s two sons are trophy hunters have had any impact on this decision?
I have had many occasions to see elephants in my local zoo. They are majestic beautiful animals and highly intelligent. Many organizations have worked hard to stop poaching of ivory from the elephants. They are making progress, but this latest stupidity is wiping out all the progress these hard working people have made.
In view of all the other investigations against Mr. Trump you may wonder why we should care about this one issue. Well, this is just another example on the damage Mr. Trump is doing to our world and our environment. He lacks any knowledge of what it takes to “make American great again” He is easily influenced by his cronies which benefit himself. He has alienated many countries that were our friends with his wild ideas. He is clearly a racist and not sympathetic to the plight of anyone who does not add to his wealth.
I receive many reports from Senator Whitehouse about what we can do to challenge Mr. Trump. It is time for all of us to pay attention to the issues discussed by Mr. Whitehouse and remember to change the makeup of our government by getting responsible people in government who know what they are doing before it is too late. Unfortunately, it may be too late for ourgeneration but our children will inherit all the wreckage after we are gone.