I was lucky enough as a child to have parents that cared about nature and took me to see many of these wonderful state and national parks and places of interest. I learned invaluable information about the world while doing so. For example, when I was 5- years-old I learned never to leave your cereal box on the picnic table while you slept because bears would eat it and at 9 years I learned that getting too close to bison while trying to take pictures was dangerous. I learned first hand the value of using care and respect to honor the wild animals and their habitat. Nothing could have replaced these experiences for me and I fear that my 3-year-old nephew will never have the same experiences because too much damage has already been done. By the time he has a child I can only imagine the devastation we humans will have caused unless we step in NOW. That's why I've asked [my U.S. Representative] to support the America's Wildlife Heritage Act; to ensure that every day our nation is doing its best to sustainably manage these precious resources for generations to come.
- Ms. Kathy Whitehead
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