stuff the tigers

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Dear Editor,
I’m a regular newspaper reader. Recently I stumbled upon Jeremy Clarkson’s article about tigers. Upon reading it I discovered that I strongly disagree with some of his ideas and points of view and the way in which he writes them. On a personal level I am also fond of these wild animals, which gives me reasons to criticise this article. I can understand that it is difficult to find a rather engaging topic for the readers, especially for the younger audiences. However, this article crosses all of the delicate boundaries that a newspaper is expected to adhere to. It is clear to me, and I am sure to many of your other loyal readers, that the author expresses his views in an offensive way and belittles this sensitive issue
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Here is another interesting point Clarkson raises which leaves me divided; ‘Animals become extinct naturally like “the brontosaurus’. While I agree that some animal deaths are natural, how can the extinction of tigers be natural, if the creatures are being poached? This is not an understandable reason for their disappearance as whole. When the animals do not die naturally, they are not able to breed which leads to the extinction of the species. This is man-made problem not a natural one. Although many of his arguments are presented as questions, ‘And what we supposed to do exactly?’, Mr. Clarkson might have influenced your opinion on this issue by his presentation of the issues in a friendly tone, ‘So why should I care if my children never see a tiger?’, and humorous manner, ‘eco mentalists’. Probably he wants to manipulate us using his humor and the way of writing and I am surprised at your newspaper for allowing this to happen when it concerns a serious topic. He also uses exaggeration (‘... we are told the polar bear is now at risk and as a result we’re all supposed to kill ourselves’) and these methods create the biggest impact on readers, making them believe his arguments are more trustworthy than they are in reality.
‘The only creatures that really matter are those in our social group’ said Jeremy Clarkson. He persuades the readers that


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