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Thread: Letter to someone who collected plants from the wild, is this to harsh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibae View Post
    Problem is Peat tried educated him and you saw the results. Now Peat needs to get his attention and use a clue by four to start to get him to start listening.
    Peat only asked him how many plants he took.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeafKirby View Post
    Peat only asked him how many plants he took.
    Thought that was the response to the entire letter. Quick, Peat, clear this up.
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    That letter isn't as harsh as I would have been. I'd let him know how threatened some of these plants are in the wild, and that he's now considered a poacher.

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    Yeah, I'm trying to figure out how to approach this. I think I'll send him a more tactful letter first, then if he is resistant, I'll send him the second one.

    Cleared up Chib, that was a reply to a letter asking how many plants he took.
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    I would have just shown up at his front door one day. That usually gets the message across quickly.

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    I actually have his addresse....
    <Av8tor1> as big as peat is, the bear runs not him

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    Now the only choice you have to make is if you want this to be a positive experience for him, or a really, really bad one that might end with years of therapy.

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    I honestly really like the original letter. I totally agree with Veronis's edits, but other than that, I wouldn't sweeten it or take much of anything out. It's not too harsh at all, and it's definitely not threatening him. He needs to realize the gravity of what he's done (which he clearly doesn't based on his response to your first inquiry). What he did was wrong on a few different levels, and he deserves at the very least to be reminded, and even slightly reprimanded based on what he did, whether it was out of intent or in his case pure obliviousness (I presume). If you don't drill into him that he acted wrongly, he could take it as something "wrong but not THAT big of a problem," which is certainly not the mindset he should have.

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