Friends of Animals
Letters to the Editor / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner / March
To the Editor,
My friend and I have tried (much in vain) to contact Friends
of Animals to confront them regarding their stand against wolf
control. The response I received back was a twist of words
including them taking my mail signature quote by Aldo Leopold
and twisting it around to suit their own needs by inserting the word "wolves" where
the word "land" now stands (We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity
belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin
to use it with love and respect. Aldo Leopold (1886-1948, U.S. forester).
They also haven't enough gumption to let us know who the letters are coming from.
They do not sign them! When my neighbor attempted to use the same tactic I had
(e-mail), they reported her to hotmail / msn for harassment and she has now been
banned from using the company's e-mail. I suppose my point is, can you really
trust an organization that won't listen to those who are reaching out? I would
encourage others to try to reach them as we have.
They seem not to care about subsistence, another issue raised by the people who
live here, but want to cater to the American public, which has this cute fluffy
pet ideal regarding wolves. I would appeal to Friends of Animals to stop and
listen to what those on the other side of this issue have to say, to stand in
McGrath and protest instead of looking in from off in the distance in Sitka handing
out cute little postcards of what may, or may not, be wolves. I thank you so
much for your time!
Heather Rogers, Student / University of Alaska Fairbanks
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