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Animal Voices / February 21, 2006

Friends of Animals


With the intent to protect moose and caribou hunting in Alaska, aerial hunters chase wolves to exhaustion and shoot them, a practice recently deemed illegal by a Superior Court Judge in a suit filed by Friends of Animals.

Almost 450 wolves have been killed by aerial gunners in the past three years and the state has issued 157 permits this winter - under slightly changed rules - to pilot-gunner teams to kill upwards of 500 wolves.

Priscilla Feral, Executive Director of FoA, will discuss their renewed call for a tourism boycott of Alaska, and Rick Steiner, Professor and Conservation Specialist for the University of Alaska Marine Advisory Program, will also be on hand to give us a local perspective on the hunt.

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