Posted by: Monster Island News on May 28th, 2010
Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Field & Stream
It seems that a hunter has written a very well thought out letter to the editors of Field & Stream magazine to recruit their help in getting Bigfoot listed on the Endangered Species List.
The author, referred to as, “Mr Ellis”, by the magazine, makes two very important arguments to including the yet undiscovered species on such a list.
One to protect the animal, and it’s habitat.
Secondly, to protect game hunters out in the wild from being accidentally wounded, or killed, by those who would rather bring Sasquatch in dead, not alive.
Don’t think for a second that there aren’t hunters out there that would love nothing more than to bring home the ultimate trophy…….Bigfoot.
Here is a portion of the email, with a link at the bottom to continue reading:
Why Bigfoot should be placed on the Endangered Species List:
This is a very important matter indeed which needs addressing, and your help would be greatly appreciated. I am drafting this letter in an effort to garner your support on a topic to which I beseech to you would be a monumental issue indeed. I implore you to not take this matter lightly, it is one that will set an example for years to come and will undeniably set the standard on how all species will make their way to this most sacred of documents pertaining to the continuity of any genus.
I am not trying in no way debate this beings existence; I am simply attempting to protect this animal’s right to the continuity of its species if it in fact does exist. I have checked the list and have found that this animal is not recorded as an endangered species, I do not know if this is an oversight, or simply just apathy. But I would like to inform you that at current there are species of animal who are on the list at which we do not currently have confirmation of still existing. Case in point The Amargosa Vole, a rodent whose current existence is undetermined, who possibly may at this very moment be extinct along with countless others…
…I have heard tales of hunters firing upon un-identified animals thinking they may be bagging the big guy, later only to discover it was nothing more than a moss covered stump beside a creek; imagine if that was your son or daughter sitting there in tree camo. I know of individuals who have spent literally thousands of dollars tracking and attempting to catch this elusive creature, should its right to survive in its own environment not be protected?
I think that we could all get behind something like this. Both of points brought to light by Mr Ellis are quite valid.
I don’t know how much sway the folks over at Field & Stream would have on the matter? Though, I think that a letter writing campaign by both cryptozoology enthusiasts and hunters may make an impact.
Food for thought……
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Founder of the popular monster and sci-fi blogs Monster Island News and Godzilla 3D News and Information. Ken Hulsey began his writing career in 2000 when he founded kensforce.com a popular site with fans of Japanese sci fi/monster movies (Godzilla, Gamera and the like) and other B movies. In 2008, he closed down his original site and created the blog "Monster Island News" a showcase for classic horror/monster films and independent/alternative cinema.