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Statistics Don't Back Up State's Ongoing Vendetta Against Wolves

Letters / Anchorage Daily News / March 31, 2011

Reader Comments:  http://www.adn.com/2011/03/30/1784017/letters-to-the-editor-33111.html

The Board of Game and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have a new tactic in their fanaticism to exterminate Alaska's wolves: Crying "wolf."

Suddenly villages are reporting wolves entering towns where often dogs have gotten loose and attacked people. Yet no one suggests all the dogs should be killed. Elmendorf's commander submitted to this ruse of "cry wolf," allowing nine wolves to be killed. No one had the slightest scratch but that's irrelevant. The purpose of this new "management tool" is to kill as many wolves as possible without any real justification.

While these wolves were being killed a moose attacked and injured a school child in Anchorage. Yet the base commander has not announced plans to kill moose on Elmendorf. In the past few years more people were attacked by moose in Anchorage than have been attacked by wolves in all of Alaska's written history.
But it's the wolves being killed.

A reasonable person might think some lopsided agenda was at work but we all know the Board of Game and Fish and Game would never stoop so low.

-- Art Greenwalt
Fairbanks Ak

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