The news about the state killing 14 wolf pups during its predator control operation in Southwest Alaska is disturbing. The state didn't disclose this news in June when it boasted of its success in killing 28 wolves using helicopters. Why not? Probably because they didn't think the public would approve of high officials from Fish and Game landing in a helicopter, walking up to wolf dens and using pistols to kill young wolf pups. The $400,000 that is being spent to educate the public about predator control appears to tell only the side of the story that the state wants to reveal. Hardly educational.
-- April Warwick