OpEdNews Op Eds

Aerial slaughter of wolves in Alaska goes on

By       Message Patricia Pollock     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It


- Advertisement -

For some time, Defenders of Wildlife has been trying to save wolves in Alaska from the barbaric aerial slighter that most Alaska voters have asked to be stopped.

Former anti-wolf governor Frank Murkowski (R) was bad enough, but even he would balk at offering a $150 bounty on slaughtered wolves provided the hunter presented the animal's dismembered limbs for proof.

It is a puzzle how present Governor Sarah Palin (R), who is involved in the famous Iditerod race, and whose husband participates in the Iron Dog race could justify the senseless and inhumane hunting of magnificent, sentient, intelligent animals that are progenitors of those very huskies and Malamutes (and yes, wolf hybrids) who inherited Wolf's endurance, fidelity, independence, and other fine qualities.

"I recognize the importance of wildlife management," she was quoted as saying.

Right! And one of the highly questionable rationales for culling wolves by running them down from the air, then shooting them is to keep them from eating too many moose (which, we all know, the hunters also like to take down).

Palin, who is pro life, anti-gay, claims lifelong NRA membership, and lets it be known that anti-hunting groups will hold no briefs with her.

- Advertisement -

"Anti-hunting groups who oppose hunting and fishing will be the winners if we allow them to pit us against ourselves," she said.

That's no doubt why she ignored the will of the 42,000 voters who opposed the aerial hunting.

Letters sent to the governor will no doubt be deep-sixed, but one way to get to those barbarians is to boycott tourism until the aerial hunting of wolves and all wildlife is banned.

- Advertisement -


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

No wbsite
Patricia Grames Pollock published writer, historical novel Royal Savage, Dell 1980. I live with my husband and three dogs in a log home in the foothills of Chilhowee Mountain in Blount County, Maryville, TN. have written hundreds of articles on (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Judge blocks wolf bounty

Aerial slaughter of wolves in Alaska goes on