You can help stop this by donating or signing a petition [link] and yes, it does work. The Defenders of Wildlife and other organizations like the Sierra Club have successfully sued and won numerous court cases against the government for animal cruelty.
Feel free to post this picture and the message on your forum, blog, MySpace, even your own dA account. I give you full permission to use this picture to help spread the news.
NOTE: This has nothing to do with the election or abortion. I'm not telling you who to vote for. This is about stopping Palin's Alaskan Fish and Game department from illegal slaughter of innocent wildlife! Stay on topic!
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Denning, the act of grabbing (14) frightened young pups and one-by-one blowing their brains out with a pistol, was outlawed decades ago, but the Alaskan Fish and Game department tried to hide that after committing the crime. . ~ quote by Alaska wolf biologist Gordon Haber who opposes denning and publicized the crime that the killers tried to hide.
However, Sarah Palins department of Fish and Game, believe that the low caribou and moose population was cause by wolf predation. Their solution? Kill the wolves! And thus 800 wolves have been shot, usually from a helicopter [link] called aerial hunting, in the past four years. Even though Alaskans have voted down aerial hunting TWO TIMES, Plains department continued their slaughter regardless of the Alaskans wishes. They call it population control which is BS.
As an Environmental Science major student of University of California Berkeley, I find wolf population control, aerial hunting, and denning to be extremely STUPID (not to mention cruel. How would you like to be shot from a helicopter and your entire family slaughtered?)
Ever heard of the predator-prey cycle? [link] Basically, increasing predator population (wolves) cause decrease in prey population (caribou). With less food to eat, the predator population would naturally decline. Thus with less predator, the prey population would naturally increase once more which cause an increase predator. This is the natural cycle that drives evolution. Each time when there are too many predators, the preys are put under greater natural selection; only the fittest escape predation. Each time when there are not enough preys, the predators are put under greater natural selection; only the fittest can find enough food. This is a NATURAL CYCLE, so why are humans disrupting evolution by randomly slaughtering entire packs of wolves regardless of their fitness? If any species of animals need population control, its the human population [link]
Again, if you oppose this barbaric slaughter of innocent pups and other wildlife, spread the word, sign a petition, or donate
The wolf has a special place in its environment keeping the weak and sick in check. Humans only take the strong and healthy creating an imbalance. The human says we will solve the problem by culling the herds leading to further degeneration of the healthy animals. . We need the wolf for many reasons if only knowing they are there giving meaning to an otherwise lonely space. Its value will only truly be realized when they are all gone. Google save the wolf and become involved with the many organizations working to save the wolf. It is up to us to do the work to save these beautiful creatures and create a healthy environment for them and us.
Don't let your anger blind you. Be strong and look into the facts first. Ask the right questions and don't be afraid to find answers you didn't want to find!
It's fine to rely on feelings sometimes, but if you only do that, you'll only have half of what you are capable of. Impulsiveness is what caused this atrocity to be necessary, don't use it to make the same mistake and fuck something up even worse than things already are. Uncontrolled rage and panic is a way worse offender than greed.
You must be the "let's just overreact and interpret good life lessons as the worst thing ever" kind of troll! Damn, I haven't seen one of you in a long time! How's it going? The irony of what you just wrote is lost on you I take it?
I am faving this, other than this is amazingly drawn, just to spread the story behind this drawing. Spread it.
poor baby wolves. I love your art by the way!