I am writing to protest the aerial grey wolf killing program that has begun
in Alaska. It is beyond comprehension that this abhorrent policy was ever instituted.
The grey wolves of Alaska have lived in a symbiotic relationship with the caribou
and moose for a millennia.
There is a much more sinister plot behind the killing of the wolves. It has to
do with the hunting/tourist lobby who have some of the Legislature in their back
pocket and, of course, the governor of Alaska signed this legislation into law.
citizens of Alaska need to make their wishes known and
make their best protest at the ballot box and get rid
of these officials who are behind this brutal massacre.
Fair hunting is one thing, but to fly and run a wolf until they collapse so
some so-called hunter with the bucks to pay the so-called
guides can get out of the aircraft, walk over and shoot
this exhausted, magnificent animal for his trophy case.
How they can do this and still call themselves sportsmen
is beyond belief.
is without a doubt one of the most cruel of the many ways that the grey wolves
of Alaska and their brethren in the Lower 48 states are again
Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton and all who are
on her staff are in an all-out effort to have the grey
wolf removed from the endangered species list and to
turn back all the environmental gains that have been
made in the past 30 years.
Please, for the sake of decency and fairness to the
grey wolves of Alaska, stop this aerial killing program.
Just for the record, I am a gun owner and I am pro-gun. I hunt deer and
turkey, and eat what I hunt or feed the hungry. But I cannot be silent
concerning America's grey wolves, grizzly and brown bears, and the North
American mountain cougar and Florida panther. These are not game animals.
These magnificent creatures are indigenous to their habitats that man has
encroached upon. Citizens of Alaska and the Lower 48, contact the Natural
Resources Defense Council and see what you can do to help so our grandchildren
and their grandchildren can enjoy these American creatures - not going
to museums to see stuffed extinct animals.
Please help. Only each citizen can make a difference against the government.
Anthony G. Yates / Winston-Salem, N.C.