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January 9, 2009

Spring Bear Hunting Sample Materials

Sample letters to the editor, sample letters to legislators, sample op-eds

The Humane Society of the United States

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Use these samples as a starting point for your writing campaign.

Letters to the Editor

Writing a letter to the editor is a great way to share your opinion, educate the public about bears, applaud someone for doing the right thing or criticize inhumane policies.

Choose from these five sample letters. It is very important to edit these letters and make them your own. Letters are more likely to be printed if they are not identical to others.

Copy the text from any of these into your favorite word processing program

Sample letter
to the editor #1
 

Sample letter
to the editor #2
 

Sample letter
to the editor #3

Sample letter
to the editor #4

Sample letter
to the editor #5

Letters to Legislators

Spring bear hunting should be banned in the eight states that allow it. Help put an end to these practices by contacting officials in your state. Find out who your legislators are and get tips on contacting them.

Below are five sample letters to legislators. Remember to put them into your own words, so they make a bigger impact on legislators.

Copy the text from any of these into your favorite word processing program

Sample letter
to legislator #1
  

Sample letter
to legislator #2

Sample letter
to legislator #3

Sample letter
to legislator #4

Sample letter
to legislator #5

Op-Eds

Submitting an op-ed is another great way to publicize the cruelty of spring bear hunting. Below are sample op-eds you can modify.

Copy the text from either of these into your favorite word processing program

Sample op-ed #1

Sample op-ed #2

 

 

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