Palin’s perturbing policies…

A message from the Defender’s of Wildlife Action Fund discusses Palin’s policies regarding aerial hunting of wolves and bears. Remember, Wolves were only recently de-listed after decades of trying to revive their species from near extinction. Palin wasted no time before promoting policies intended to eradicate the once protected species.

Here is the message from Defender’s followed by a video. Please read and watch:

Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is a strong promoter of the aerial hunting of wolves and bears, a practice that has been condemned by conservationists, scientists and many hunters alike. It involves shooting wolves and bears from the air or chasing them to exhaustion and then landing and shooting them point blank. The animals, shot with a shotgun, usually die a painful death. The hunters involved in the program keep and sell the animals’ pelts.

“Sarah Palin’s anti-conservation position is so extreme that she condones shooting wolves and bears from airplanes or using airplanes to chase them to exhaustion and then shoot them point blank. Most Americans find this practice barbaric, but it’s routine in Alaska under Palin’s leadership,” said Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund president Rodger Schlickeisen.

Sarah Palin has supported aerial hunting since taking office despite the fact that the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, the American Society of Mammalogists, and more than 120 other scientists have called for a halt to the program, citing its lack of scientific justification and despite opposition from many hunters who see it as violating the sportsmen’s ethic of fair chase. Palin in 2007 even proposed offering a bounty of $150 per wolf, as long as the hunter provided the wolf’s foreleg as proof of the kill. And just earlier this year, she introduced legislation to expand the program and derail a scheduled August 2008 citizens’ vote on the issue. The bounty was determined to violate the state’s constitution and her legislation failed.

“Sarah Palin’s positions against America’s wildlife could put her to the right of even the Bush administration,” said Schlickeisen. “She is a promoter of one of our nation’s most ugly and cruel wildlife hunting programs and Americans deserve to know her views on such matters before they vote.”

The following video is disturbing, but important. Please let people know the truth behind this candidate for our nations second highest office.

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6 thoughts on “Palin’s perturbing policies…”

  1. Actually many hunters and legislators claim that wolf control is necessary to improve game populations.

    Basically, wolves hunt caribou, so if we kill off all the wolves, then there will be more caribou.

    It’s pretty much drivel. Wolves have a history of being hated by most of our country, so lots of people like to kill them.

    Disturbingly, one hunter claimed to have killed 60 wolves over a three year period using aerial hunting.

    Yeah, that’s a challenging hunt.

  2. That’s beyond barbaric. That’s sick. What the hell is going on in AK?! Are they trying to say that there is just such a wolf population boom that they HAVE to kill them off in large numbers ala Australia’s bunny problem or WHAT?

    I’m disgusted.

  3. I don’t see how any disaffected Clinton supporters are going to get behind the GOP now that it’s obvious McCain is just a temporary foothold to what they really want:
    Palin for President 2012

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