Monday, September 08, 2008
Sarah Palin, predator control, shooting wolves | Salon: "Palin has argued that she is worried about Alaska's hunters, locked in perennial competition with the canine carnivores for the state's prodigious ungulate population. A hunter herself, Palin has battled critics of aerial wolf hunting with the support of the Alaska Outdoor Council, a powerhouse advocacy and lobbying organization for hunting, fishing and recreation groups. In addition to so-called urban hunters, who shoot moose mostly for fun, Alaska is home to a significant number of subsistence hunters, including some of the Native population. Subsistence hunters rely on an occasional moose to make ends meet. The wolves, Palin has said, are stealing food from their tables.
'Palin acts like she has never met an animal she didn't want shot,' says Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals, based in Connecticut."
Posted by SM Schwartz at 9:32 AM