Thursday, February 16, 2006

Wolves being shot from planes

I just signed a petition to end the barbaric practice of aerial gunning at, and you should, too.

More than 400 wolves have been shot dead under the state of Alaska's inhumane aerial gunning program that allows trophy hunters to gun down wolves from airplanes or run helpless wolves to exhaustion and then land and shoot them.

We must stop the slaughter of Alaska's wolves. Help me protect these magnificent creatures.

Thanks to Norene for bringing this to my attention.

Click here to take action now!

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1 comment:

Greg said...

The point of the culling is to increase moose populations in certain GMU's where they've been falling. The warm winters are a huge contributing factor. When the snow starts to melt early a hard ice crust forms on top. Particularly in the interior GMU's, this makes travel for the moose slow going but gives the woves a surface to run on. They have a huge advantage. Nature would take care of this herself if left alone, but there's tremendous pressure against closing off the moose season completely.

I also very much doubt these cullings will help the moose populations. Rival packs will simply expand their territories to fill in for the culled pack. Not to mention the substantial impact the bear have on the moose.

At this point the thing to do is simply note what happens to moose populations after the cullings.