With His Policies on Wolves, Governor Tampers with Ecosystem

Letters to the Editor / Anchorage Daily News / December 7, 2003

Re: "Activist Issues Boycott Warning" (Dec. 5).

I don't know whether to laugh or cry at the absurdity of Murkowski's comment that wolves (who depend on game for food just as humans do) should be wiped out because, "In Alaska, moose and caribou are our livestock ... We are just trying to protect our livestock."

Murkowski doesn't own the moose and caribou. He didn't go out and plant little moose and caribou seedlings last spring. They're not exclusively his to harvest. Has he ever heard of an ecosystem? It's a place where all animals live and have a right to be.
It's his good old boy concept of eminent domain that is tampering with Alaska's ecosystem. Once you take responsibility for your ignorance then you will understand why you have put "Alaska under the microscope."

-- Cat Stephenson / Anchorage

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