"We don't care how they do it Outside" is
the oft-heard phrase among self-righteous Alaskans. Yet the
Alaska Board of Game has authorized the killing of moose calves
because, after all, they hunt deer fawns in the Lower 48.
the same board has just expanded its previously authorized
and highly controversial wolf-control program because of declining
moose numbers and is considering the control of brown bears
and black bears by permitting things like brown bear baiting
and the selling of bear gall bladders.
is absurdity made even more hideous by simultaneously allowing
the killing of moose calves. I hope tourists boycott Alaska
in large numbers this summer and the environmental and animal-rights
organizations have a field day with this. If Alaskans allow
this Board of Game to proceed, we deserve the disdain and
outrage of all those who live in the Lower 48.
Marilyn Houser / Anchorage