Friday, August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin of Alaska Chosen as Running Mate

More Bad News from Alaska.

Senator John McCain announced that Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska is his choice for running mate.

Rodger Schlickeisen, the president of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund released the following statement:

“Senator McCain’s choice for a running mate is beyond belief. By choosing Sarah Palin, McCain has clearly made a decision to continue the Bush legacy of destructive environmental policies.“Sarah Palin, whose husband works for BP (formerly British Petroleum), has repeatedly put special interests first when it comes to the environment. In her scant two years as governor, she has lobbied aggressively to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, pushed for more drilling off of Alaska’s coasts, and put special interests above science. Ms. Palin has made it clear through her actions that she is unwilling to do even as much as the Bush administration to address the impacts of global warming. Her most recent effort has been to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the polar bear from the endangered species list, putting Big Oil before sound science. As unbelievable as this may sound, this actually puts her to the right of the Bush administration. “This is Senator McCain’s first significant choice in building his executive team and it’s a bad one. It has to raise serious doubts in the minds of voters about John McCain’s commitment to conservation, to addressing the impacts of global warming and to ensuring our country ends its dependency on oil.”

Perhaps it is true what everyone has been saying - that McCain will mean "more of the same", at least where our environment and wildlife is concerned.

Whatever happens, we must not give up. We must continue our fight to

Save the Wolves Now!

Sad News for Wolves In Alaska

Wolf activists and more importantly wolves of Alaska lost the vote to the more financially powerful. Aerial hunting will be permitted and continue.

We must not give up. We must not be discouraged. We must not stop being the voices of those who cannot fight this fight. Let's all remain focused and

Save the Wolves Now!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Alaska Voting in 4 Days

We need to stop the aerial hunting of Alaska's wolves and wildlife!
Four more days before the voting will take place. Tuesday, August 26, 2008, is the day!

I've been giving much thought to why such a large divide between wolf lovers and wolf haters. What is behind it all?! Especially the haters. The advocates of wolf slaughter. How can we as humans and part of the human race advocate such violent slaughter of any living thing and such close relatives to the canine companions that so many of us share our homes - and our hearts - with?

Is it the human's need for domination over all living things? Is it a human's need and desire to be at the top of the food chain? What is it? Is it that even among us humans, there are predators and prey? The human and the humane? What I am realizing that every person is a human, but not all are humane. Being a human is by birth; however, being part of humanity - a humane culture and society - is not a birthright. Note the picture above. This is what we are up against.

We who love and advocate for the survival, preservation, and protection of our wolf friends are lovers of all life everywhere. We are respecters of every living thing. We are not haters, hunters, or lovers of division, slaughter, and death.

The truth of the matter concerning the future of wolves and all other life forms is this: That if an aerial hunting, poisoning, or out and out slaughter of a human that was a relative, friend, or neighbor or even one of our pets was being committed or being voted on, even the wolf haters would take a stand - - they would say that is not humane and that it should be illegal. If a group of so-called humans gathered and began taking out entire human families, everyone would be outraged, and there would be no disagreement. Wolf lovers and wolf haters can all agree on that point.

However, what we cannot agree on is the value of the life of a wolf or any other living thing, apparently. Why is that? Who is behind the guns or poisons in this war against the wolf? Someone who likes to disguise his sociopathic behavior by calling himself a "hunter" or "sportsman"? Don't most research psychologists indicate that animal abuse, torture, slaughter, or killing should be viewed as behavioral warning signs and that it can be a predictor of future violence against humans?

So, that being said, aren't these hunters and sportsman really waging war on the human race? Isn't this our societal problem rather than that of the wolf's problem?

Wolves do nothing to humans. They are predators and definitely at the top of the food chain in the wildlife community; however, they do not prey on human beings nor have they ever. Unfortunately, we cannot say that of the human race. People just kill other people everyday. People simply slaughter, maim, and murder people every single day. Those are the ones we call criminals. Are the others who have a more dominant killing instinct the ones who go after each and every other living thing the moment its protections are lifted and some government official makes it "legal" to slaughter, maim, torture, and murder its species?

Isn't this whole fight about more than just the wolf? The lovers and the haters? Isn't this entire war between us and them indicative of the war that is waging in our own human society? The humane and the inhumane.

We have to fight back - to save the wolves but also to save ourselves.

This fight is about so much more than preserving the life of the wolf.
Take a stand on Tuesday, Alaska! We need every humane person to cast a vote and to make yourself known.

Save the Wolves Now!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Alaska - Stop Upcoming Aerial Hunting of Wolves

In just two weeks, Alaska will have a vote - thanks to the powerful Safari Club International and Gov. Sarah Palin’s administration who put hundreds of thousands of dollars into an effort to kill hundreds more wolves - to continue Alaska's aerial hunting program.

We cannot let this happen. We must do something to stop the power of their money. We can’t let their money buy this vote. Help Alaskans for Wildlife pay for ads in Alaska newspapers educating others about this situation and the upcoming vote.

We must continue our fight to protect wolves everywhere. Please help Alaskans for Wildlife -- a local, grassroots coalition of activists, hunters and citizens -- Defenders of Wildlife, and Earthjustice continue their fight to keep wolves safe and alive.

Alaska is out of control when it comes to the slaughter and outright murder of wolves. In just 2008, Alaska is responsible for gunning down 124 wolves by way of aerial hunting!

Alaska is responsible for the deaths of nearly 800 wolves by aerial hunters in the last five years.

In summer of 2008 - just this summer - Alaska is responsible for the murders and slaughter of 28 wolves who were killed near their dens! That includes wolf pups - 14 of them! - who were illegally killed by its state officials.

Time is running out! August 26, 2008, is the day! Alaskans will decide the fate of our wolf friends.

Additionally, I propose something further (since it all seems to come down to money and profit, doesn't it?): Educate every person you know - even if they are just nature lovers and have no opinion of wolves - about what Alaska is responsible for doing. In fact, it is time to get the word out about each and every state that brags about its natural beauty and lives off of drawing tourists who are nature lovers. Let everyone you know how these so-called "nature loving" states treat their nature and its natural inhabitants.

Let's face it. Ranchers really aren't afraid of wolves nor do they think that wolves are evil. They just don't want wolves around because ranchers want to kill their "steer" before a wolf does. When there are natural predators around (wolves for instance), the ranchers see it as the potential to jeopardize their bottomline, their profit, their income. It is all about the money, folks, so let's fight back - - by removing money from the equation. No more tourism dollars, no more Alaskan cruises, and finally, no more meat, leather boots or coats, etc. - - for the real hardcore activists among us.

I don't know about you, but I am willing to give up my time, money, trips to so-called "beautiful, natural" places, leather clothing, and even meat in order that we may once again catch the site of a wolf pack, wolf pups romping in tall grass, or to hear the howl of a wolf and the answering howl of another. I'd be willing to trade off most things in order to know that wolves still live and run free in the world that I live in. What about you?

Save the Wolves Now!