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Don't Allow Special Interests to Prey on Alaska Wolf Population

Letters / Anchorage Daily News / April 12, 2007

Once again, special interests in Alaska are trying to decimate the wolf population using cruel and unusual means, like chasing them to exhaustion from airplanes and shooting them point-blank. In fact, responding to this narrowly focused special-interest group, the Alaska Outdoor Council, the governor via the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game implemented a wolf bounty program designed to artificially inflate moose numbers, although the bounty payments were ordered stopped by Superior Court Judge Bill Morse.

This is not only bad science, it's animal cruelty. The voters of Alaska have already twice struck down shooting wolves from airplanes. To bring back bounties on wildlife is a throwback to the past couple of centuries when certain animals such as predators were considered bad animals, an outdated view of wildlife that has no place in today's society.

The modern view of wildlife is that it is valuable in its own right and deserves protection from special-interest groups that would harm it for their own purposes.

Please speak up to your legislators and protect our nation's carnivores.

---- Barb Adams / Parker, CO

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