Wednesday, February 4, 2009
No end in sight for Alaska's assault on wolves
In response to Defenders of Wildlife's criticism of Alaska's draconian "predator control" program, Gov. Sarah Palin called the organization an "extreme fringe group." This is the conservation organization that the ultra-radical Reader's Digest named in its 2005 roundup of the 100 Best of America charities. While managers of the country's National Wildlife Refuges work to reintroduce endangered wolf species in selected areas, Palin is still mowing 'em down from helicopters and offering bounties for their carcasses. It's economic stimulus, Alaska style.