To the honourable President of Tanzania:
I was deeply saddened today to learn that you have reopened a bill to remove Maasai for the purpose of allowing foreigners to hunt on their land.
I visited your lovely country last year and saw what you have to offer. Your country is so beautiful and you have so much life surrounding you.
My experience was so special that one day I would like to bring my son to share this with me but how can I do this if there will be nothing to see, learn and experience?
I am writing to you to ask you to please reconsider your position to remove Maasai off the land for hunting purposes. The long-term effect of allowing this to happen will negatively impact Tanzania because people from all over the world come to see this long standing tribe and to experience your unique wild life that we only see in zoos. If neither Maasai and/or the animals aren’t there then no one will come.
Tourism is a large part of your economy and the Maasai and wild animals are large contributors. They offer a diversity to your country, which many countries no longer have.
Your country is unique and very special. Please do not change this for the sake of a few foreigners. Once the animals are gone, there will be nothing left to hunt and what will happen to Tanzania?
If you stand firm for your country, millions of foreigners will stand behind you if you do not let this happen. Tourists will continue to visit your shores to help you grow your economy. This is a positive outcome for Tanzania.
I do hope you will reconsider your position because I really want to bring my son and future grandchildren to visit Tanzania to see the Maasai people and the abundance of wild, free roaming animals.
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