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“The Governor is overstepping her legal authority by offering cash payments for each wolf killed by aerial gunners,” stated Tom Banks, Defenders of Wildlife’s Alaska Associate. “That’s a bounty by anyone’s standards regardless of what they call it.”
So pro life, if a hunter brought in the left foreleg of a wolf they shot, the state would pay them $150.
Hoping to boost the number of wolves killed this year by permitees, Palin announced the state would pay $150 for each kill. According to an Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) news release, the bounty was instituted to “motivate permittees to redouble their efforts and to help offset the high cost of aviation fuel, ADF&G will offer cash payments to those who return biological specimens to the department.” The state’s press release, issued last Wednesday, indicates that “Permittees will be paid $150 when they bring in the left forelegs of wolves taken from any of several designated control areas.”
But as long as she has her fur coat, which they don’t make from those forelegs.
They just use the heads, the main bodies, and the tails. I guess it’s alright with her, but it’s not alright with me.
“Governor Palin needs to take a close look at wildlife management practice in her state and restore the use of sound science,” concludes Banks. “She said would heed the will of the public, but it’s increasingly clear she’s only listening to that segment that is willing to sacrifice Alaska’s natural heritage for the benefit of a few.”
I am of the strong opinion that the way someone treats animals is how they human beings and that in fact, animals have emotions. I remember hearing about that being talked about in a researched format, but I can see that for myself. I can also see for myself, the utter hypocrisy of pro – lifers like Palin, which are really pro – death when it meets their ends. Barring the necessary thesis that could be written on that last sentence; I’m stopping now before I say something I’ll regret. Like, how many symbolic skins would she wear if she were in the second highest office in the land? It was clear, in March of 2007, that she was “willing to sacrifice Alaska’s natural heritage for the benefit of a few.” That’s
partly why McCain, the Indian Agent, chose her in my opinion.