Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sarah Palin Pro-Life and Hunter ?

Our dear wolves need to remain on the run when it comes to Governor Sarah Palin's stance on wolf hunting and the overall futures of wildlife, not just in Alaska but possibly the rest of the country if Palin makes her way to the White House.

How can one be pro-life but then hunt wildlife for sport? Many hunters and outdoorsmen argue that they are eating what they kill, and Sarah Palin claims to have hunted and eaten some of her "catch", but does she eat bear and wolf, too? We know that she kills them and promotes the aerial hunting of them. We know that she has proposed a bounty on the left forelegs of wolves. Isn't there more going on here than mere hunting? Sounds more like slaughter and savage murder to me. If it were a human doing this to another human, everyone would agree that we were dealing with a serial killer. Afterall, isn't it the serial killer who typically keeps "trophies" from its victim?

What goes through the mind of a hunter, anyways? How callous can anyone be the one to pull the trigger that will stop the beating heart of a beautiful animal, that will cease the steps of an animal and keep it from making more footprints in the snow? How can anyone be behind legislation that will silence the calls of the wolf? How can pro-life Palin promote aerial hunting and slaughter of any animal and especially that of an animal who is such a close relative to man's bestfriend? Did God not create the animals? It reminds me of an old hymn. I have posted just a few lines from it here:

"All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all."

(From Hymns for Little Children by (Mrs) Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander (1848)Music: Royal Oak, arranged by Martin F. Shaw (1915)

Sarah Palin is an avid hunter. Likely, she learned her disrespect for wildlife from her dad, Chuck Heath, a retired schoolteacher. He used to take his children ice-camping when they were young. According to Sarah Palin, her dad now goes around to Alaska schools teaching "Alaskana" — as termed by Palin. She advised Newsweek in August 2007 that "Alaskana" encompasses the following activities: "hunting, fishing, avalanche survival, fending off bear attacks and taxidermy." Apparently, some of that fending off would involve premeditated murder - - preferably aerial hunting. While I am certain that aerial hunting is not covered under "Alaskana" when Palin's father is teaching school-aged children, it is easy to understand where Sarah Palin gets her stance on wildlife. Chuck Heath, Sarah Palin's dad, expected all four of his children to be expert shots and expert fishermen.

Sarah Palin's mom, Sally Heath, was also a school secretary. The front yard of Sarah Palin's parents' home in Alaska would most certainly reflect "Alaskana" values - - piled high with racks and pelts of formerly wild, free, and alive animals. The walls of Sarah Palin's childhood home are adorned with stuffed moose, antelope and bear heads. Sarah Palin's parents live amongst hundreds of sets of trophy antlers and a taxidermy collection that includes a giant moose head and a full-grown mountain lion. I wonder how many of that collection were contributed by Sarah Palin.

From elk hunting to aerial hunting of wolves, bears, and other wildlife, Sarah Palin is your average all-around outdoorsman/woman as the case may be.

And did Sarah Palin really need that bear rug? Was that a necessity for her to keep herself warm? I think not. It is just another "trophy". Do you think she'll take her bear rug with her when she gets to the White House?

Please do whatever you can to stop the needless kill of so many cherished animals everywhere. A mass slaughter is in progress. The futures of so many animal species are at stake. We need to save them. Let's start with the wolf.

Save The Wolves Now!

1 comment:

wolfprotector said...

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