A Letter to David Cameron: Stop Deforestation!


Hello everybody! This particular post is going to be a letter that everyone else in my class wrote the day the MP visited school. Because I was giving John Spellar a tour around the school, I did not have time to write it. So, I decided to complete it today!

Houses of Parliament



United Kingdom


Wednesday 16 March 2016

Dear Mr Cameron,

I am writing to you to inform you about the dangers of chopping down the rainforest. There are many reasons to why the precious rainforest should not be harmed.

Firstly, I strongly believe that you should not chop down the rainforest because over 25% of tropical plants are used in modern medicine. Some of them are used to treat Malaria and Cancer. Therefore, destroying the rainforest will destroy all of the helpful plants. As a result of this, people could get seriously ill and with no medicine to cure them, they would die!

My second reason to think that your idea could lead to a crisis is due to the fact that many rare and beautiful animals use the rainforest as shelter. If they had nowhere to hide, they would be easily exposed to predators and wouldn’t have any protection. That way, they would become endangered or even extinct! How would you feel if you lost all your family and friends?

My main reason for why this is a catastrophic plan is because several indigenous tribes have lived their for many years. These people depend on the rainforest for many things such as food, shelter and medicine. If you chop down the trees, you take their home away from them too! You should think about other people too, not just yourself! If you take away their homes, they will need to be re-housed and most tribes will be completely wiped out!

To sum up, all living things rely on the rainforest for food, medicine, oxygen and more. All of these advantages could be taken away with the loss of another tree. Dilemmas are already happening around the world as we speak! That is why we should preserve the rainforest instead of harming it.

I hope you will understand and agree to my debate.

Yours sincerely,

The Pawsome Lion

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