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Kill Mania

Letters / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner / March 18, 2005

To the Editor:

The kill mania that permeates Alaska these days is disgusting, to say the least. Our governor has spawned the idea that wolves are bad and they should be killed so that we can provide more moose for people to kill. A double whammy so to speak. Some people must now think the season is open year-round.

A moose came through my yard about three days ago leaving a bright red blood trail. Obviously it had been shot recently. It was hurt bad but still capable of moving.

As everyone knows, this is moose country, which we assume is ours. But the moose don't know that and move around our homes with ease, putting up with all our disturbances. It seems to me that we should acknowledge their right to be here and to allow them a peaceful existence. Instead, they are sometimes greeted with gunfire and death instead of a welcome.

Shooting a moose as it roams around town is like shooting a cow in the barn. I have an opinion of these people, but I doubt the News-Miner would print it if I included it in this letter.

They should know I consider them to be in the "real slob area."

The Fish and Game people were notified but they did not respond.

I wonder if this is their usual effort?

Thomas J. Classen / Fairbanks
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