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Wolf Control is Not Barbaric

Letters / Anchorage Daily News / February 15, 2009

In response to the letter written by Ruth E. Kastner from Greenbelt, Md., ("Aerial Wolf Slaughter Appalling," 12 Feb 09.): She asks can't Alaskans do something to stop aerial wolf slaughter.

The residents of Alaska have done something. We voted to continue the predator control used by the Department of Fish and Game and selected personnel authorized to do so. This is not hunting, it is population control. The moose and caribou populations are getting hit hard by too many wolves, and they do not discriminate on how many calfs they slaughter.

It is not barbaric by any means. If you have rats in your basement you get rid of them. Wolves are magnificent animals, one of God's wonderful creations. He put us in charge of the Earth, to till and keep it, so it is our responsibility to control animal populations to ensure one does not eliminate another.

I suggest the Maryland resident stick to solving problems in Maryland and I promise I won't interfere with Maryland's business.

-- Ron Jackson

Eagle River AK

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