You might remember that a few months ago, prompted by Spike TV’s $10 Million bounty on Sasquatch, a man by the name of Peter Wierner wrote a heartfelt letter to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation pleading for a law to protect Bigfoot from hunters. The letter wasn’t exactly well received and was subject to a swift and dismissive response.
Well, if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. Wierner, the founder of the Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo, has decided to go over the heads of the DEC.. and straight to the President.
In a letter addressed to President Barack Obama, dated February 15th, Weirner emplored the White House to offer up it’s thoughts on ‘Squatch, not only for the sake of protecting the legendary creature, but for the sake of Weirner’s reputation.
Here’s an excerpt from the letter:
When I created this special event in October of 2011, I had no idea the ridicule that I was opening myself and my family up to.
On my children’s first day of School in September of 2012, my son Justin (12) came home saying he was picked on by kids saying his Dad believes in Bigfoots. My oldest daughter Jenna (14) came home in early November 2012 crying because some girls were picking on her as well that her father believes in Bigfoots. She pleaded with me to let it go. I said ‘Jenna, it is a business now and she needs to stand up for our right of freedom of speech. That we are entertaining the public and that there is nothing wrong with her parents.’
(My wife tries to support me on this but I too am being ridiculed by my friends to let this event go to the benefit of my children)…If there is any proof that the USA Government has, then please consider stepping up to the plate and some how sharing this information in helping me please. Anything You can do in writing me a letter of support or asking someone to try to enact a law or moratorium protecting Bigfoots, I would Greatly appreciate.
No word yet on whether or not the President has read the letter, but this wouldn’t be the first time that a law considering the hunting of Bigfoot was considered. In 1969, a Skamania County, Washington passed a law effectively making the killing of Sasquatch a felony.
Regardless of how Weirner’s quest pans out, we wish him luck. He seems like a really nice guy who only has the best interests in mind for a creature, mythical or not, that has captured America’s fascination for half a decade. For those interested, you can read his entire letter below.
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