Respect Alaskans' Decisions?
Maybe a Trip North isn't for You
to the Editor / Anchorage Daily News / November 14, 2003
When the state's own biologists say that there is enough of a certain species, in this case wolves, to have a harvest of them, who are the environmentalists to say what's ethical in how they're harvested? A hunter could use a bow or a snare or shoot them from an airplane. I can assure you that none are as easy as you might think, but quite frankly, it's none of your business.
I applaud the Board of Game for its courageous stance. I find it refreshing to see a board that isn't intimidated by people who would push their sensibilities off on others.
You know what I think of the threatened tourism boycott? I say if you find people with beards and fur hats offensive or don't approve of a people with myriad lifestyles, then maybe a trip to the Last Frontier isn't for you.
-- Casey Mapes / Yakutat
Wolf Song of Alaska, P.O. Box 671670, Chugiak, Alaska 99567-1670