My girlfriend just a letter in the mail today from the alaska wildlife alliance. I will type out the letter just to let you all read what it says.
" Alaska wildlife lovers,
Today we have causes to celebrate.... and cause for action.
In alaska, we can celebrate the recent rejection of a proposal to kill the famous pack creek bears in southeast alaska. The alaska wildlife alliance was among those testifying on behalf of there threatened bears, and now we can celebrate thier being saved from trophy hunters.
We can also rejoice that Fairbanks voters cast out Ralph seekins, the anti-wildlife legislator who spearheaded the reinstatement of aerial wolf gunning. He also pursued legalizing of bear cubs, trapping bears and selling bear parts. Thankfully he is gone.
Unfortunatly, alaska's wildlife still fave enormous threats. The governor-elect, Sarah Palin, is a strong proponent of wolf and bear killing programs to inflate moose populations for her trophy hunting friends. Already, permits have been issued for the fourth year of aerial wolf killing over tens of thousands of square miles in alaska. Hundreds of wolves will be slaughtered by airplane hunters simply looking for a good time.
With your help, we can stop the new governor in her tracks.
Together, we'll wend a strong message that:
The gunning down of Alaska's wolves and bears from airplanes must be stopped. Alaskans have voted twice to ban the public aerial wolf killing.
A proposed hunt of the world famous Mcniel river bears must not happen. These human-tolerant bears will make easy targets for greedt trophy hunters.
The current all-hunter board of game must be replaced. Alaska needs a board of Wildlife, representing all wildlife interests, not just rich trophy hunters.
A proposed mining project in the heart of bear country - the enormous Pebble mine - must be halted. A recent study showed that one of four proposed pebble mine dams will be 4.3 miles long and over 700 feet tall, making it the largest dam on planet earth.
The alaska wildlife alliance, in partnership with other organizations, recently filed a lawsuit against the state of alaska for implementing scientifically unsound wolf killing programs. So for these ill-advised programs have resulted in the deaths of over 450 wolves. If sucessful, our lawsuit will put an end to the slaughter when it forces to justify its wolf killing spree.
We also helped turn in over 56,000 signatures for a ballot measure to ban the use of aircraft to kill wolves and bears. This measure will give alaskans the opportunity to ban aerial wolf killing for the third time.
Every year at this time we call on you to support alaska's wildlife, and each year you respond.
As a small, on-the-ground wildlife advocacy organization, we know we can count on your generous support for out important work.
Your special gift of $25 $50 $100 $500 or more will truly make a difference.
Our very best to you and yours for the upcoming Holiday Season!
Thank you for caring about Alaska's wildlife,
P.S. Please send your gift today. There is a strong momentum of change - with your help we can stop the assault on alaska's wildlife. "
Thats the letter my girlfriend got in the mail today. Its weird because we just moved to anchorage from homer and the address is to our new address without a forward sticker. You can see more information on thier website at www.akwildlife.org
My favorite part is how they add wording to make things sound worse. Such as "threatened bears" "trophy hunters" "cast out Ralph Seekins" "anti-wildlife" "wolf gunning" "Hundreds of wolves will be slaughtered"
also stating that alaskans have twice voted to ban public aerial wolf killing. Why did they not add that it was not voted for the ban both times.
The director moved to alaska in 1998 from colorado, So obviously he is an expert on alaska. The assistant director moved from alaska in 1962 so in the last 44 years im sure he is very in touch with alaska and knows what is best for it. because he For the last ten years he has spent at least a week every year in Alaska in both summer and winter. Hey with a week in alaska every year, I would be an expert too.
according to where you send your dontation it is coming from anchorage, but I highly doubt the strength of the support is from this state.
So what do you all think? Check out the website.