Why the hell can't we enjoy nature - why must we kill or control every other creature???
Tourism is down in Alaska because they are killing animals that people come from all over the world to view. It's like an old saying, "Biting your nose to spite your face.." I lived in Anchorage until 2010 and witnessed the slaughter of wolves first hand. We went from 1200 wolves (statewide ) in 2002 to 300 wolves in 2010. When I left in 2010, the Board of Game allowed the gassing of wolf pups and their mothers in their dens. Unfortunately this cruelty is spreading to the Lower 48 States.
I have no words strong enough to describe this travesty! Doesn't it seem strange, that an animal that evolved here, hundreds of years ago and lives in the company of all the other animals who also evolved here in a co-existant life, doesn't have the right to continue in this co-existant life? Did Mother Nature make a mistake? OH YES! As soon as MAN and GREED and CRUELTY comes into the picture, the balance of Nature is thrown out the window!
This goes beyond mere tourism, Toni, this is simply a matter of justice and decency toward our free friends in the wild!
If this is the only way to stop this murdering nonsense, we must start hunting down the poachers and the trappers. Let fear change camp. The bastards won't understand anything else!!!
I hate to say it, but I'm just about angry enough to want to hunt the hunters! After all, who was here first? And who is out there in the woods taking away the creatures who live there, and who I wish to continue living there?
The regulators are too busy collecting the money from hunting permits to care. We need to find ways for money to go to those (governmental) agencies that are supposed to protect the wolf so that the only money they get is not from hunters. (Perhaps camping taxes, etc.) Otherwise, these elected officials will just follow the money. Which means death to the wolves.
PROTECT WOLVES FROM THESE EVIL VICIOUS HUNTERS!!!!! PLEASE.
Where will human crazinesss top? First watch the animals and then kill them?!Honestly! These wolves need to be protected, they have a right to live a healthy happy life, and we are the guardians of the Earth. Let's stop abusing our power!
Yes! Crazy and insane!!!
What is it about a so called civilised society's obsession to hunt and kill these animals. They seem to have a lust for blood. A wolf is a magnificent creature, and should be left in peace. This world would be a much duller place without the wolf.
I couldn't have said it better myself! I love wolves!
Alaska's wolves, lynx and coyotes are a precious heritage. Open to hunters a portion of Wildlife Refuge is deleterious.
I'm so tired of this patriarchal authoritarianistic view running the world! Humanity IS PART of the animal kingdom - we do NOT have 'dominion' over it - and using our fellow inhabitants on the planet for finanical and/or political gain is nothing but PURE SIN. I want the 'decision makers' and those who think they have 'dominion' to SUFFER - I really would LOVE to see it!
what is the point of it being a wildlife refuge, 2 only turn around & kill the defenseless animals, really makes no sense, STOP ALL KILLING, I oppose opening this refuge if this is the idea 4 it
"A righteous man regards the life of animals" - PROVERBS 12:10; "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men" - FRANCIS OF ASSISI; "I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs...(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor...
"A righteous man regards the life of animals" - PROVERBS 12:10; "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men" - FRANCIS OF ASSISI; "I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs...(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty...." - JAMES HARRIOT; "The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" - MAHATMA GANDHI.