Darien Group Travels to Alaska for Protest

WTNH / Channel 8 / January 18, 2004

(Sitka, Alaska-AP, Jan. 18, 2004 1:50 PM)

Some Connecticut protesters traveled all the way to Alaska this weekend to protest the state's lethal wolf control program.

Darien-based Friends of Animals organized the protest.

The group is asking people shopping there to sign postcards telling Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski that they do not support aerial wolf hunting in Alaska.

The animals rights group says until Alaska changes its policy it will continue to call for a tourism boycott of the state, and keep protesting.

Alaska currently has two programs under way to kill wolves to boost the moose populations around McGrath and the Nelchina Basin.

Friends of Animals president Priscilla Feral says the group intends to keep the pressure on until Alaska does away with the programs. More than 20 protests are scheduled this month for around the country.

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