Letter in Support of Wellfleet Article 43 Concerning Sharks and Seals

from John and Laureen Kartsounis

Dear Editor,

As the sponsors of petitioned Article 43, our mission is to bring common sense back into the discussion concerning the current problems of seal and great white shark overpopulation in Wellfleet and Cape Cod.

Quite frankly, many citizens are tired of constantly being told to "change our behavior", by unelected bureaocrats and biased researchers, some of whom may have a financial interest in maintaining the status quo.

We have begun a grass roots drive to give the silent majority a voice in this crucial discussion, which so far has been conducted, for the most part behind closed doors by special interest groups, who in our opinion have not prioritized the public's health and safety at our beaches and coastal regions.  Simply put, this is unacceptable!

Article 43, if passed will give the silent majority a chance to excercise their civic right and duty to vote in private, which direction we proceed.

Do we abandoned our coasts to unelected bureaocrats and biased researchers or do we direct our elected officials to address this mega problem at the source, the Massachusetts State Legislature and The United States Congress.

It is because of state and federal laws that we are now faced with these dangerous and unintended consequences, namely an explosion of the seal and menacing great white shark populations at our beaches and coastal regions.

We ask the people of Wellfleet to vote yes on Article 43 Monday April 22, 7 pm at our town meeting, to give the citizens a chance to excercise their civic right at the town election.

By supporting our grass roots effort, our coasts and ecosystem will become healthy, balanced and safe once again, for recreation and fishing for  a strong and growing economy, 

Sincerely yours,

John and Laureen Kartsounis

Wellfleet residents

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