Alaskans Should Have Say on Wolf Hunt
to the Editor / Anchorage Daily News / April 29, 2004
picked up a copy of the Anchorage Press at my post office
in Big Lake and it had a wolf on the cover ("Hunting the Hunters," April
15 - 21). I then read Amanda Coyne's article on aerial
wolf hunting. I agree that if the state allowed photographers
to go with them and take pictures, it would be different.
I believe the reason that the state will not allow photographers
is because they know that if those pictures were published,
the public would really be upset about aerial wolf hunting.
I have written letters to our governor, but neither he
nor his staff has the balls to write me back. The public
has voted two times against this barbaric act against wolves.
Our governor, who is supposed to be representing the people
of this state, is not doing a very good job when he takes
it upon himself to implement this practice without the
consent of Alaskans.
I used to own two hybrid wolves. They were the greatest animals I ever had. They
were also the most misunderstood animals around. I am not an animal rights activist,
but I do believe that we should just let nature take its course. God put the
wolves on earth for a reason; they help keep down the population of moose and
other animals. Instead of our governor screwing around with mother nature, we
shouldn't let so many out-of-state hunters kill all the moose in Nelchina and
McGrath. I don't know what good this letter will do, but please try to figure
out a way that it will be read by our governor and his staff of trophy hunters.
Dani Button / Big Lake
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