The Left Foreleg of Wild Wolves . . . It’s What’s for (Sarah Palin’s) Dinner

While animal rights might not be at the top of most people’s list of issues to consider when deciding their vote for President, as a vegetarian (with occasional lapses of tuna-eating), I found this to be noteworthy. 

As the Humane Society Legislative Fund explains in their first-ever endorsement in the presidential election, an endorsement HSLF felt compelled to make due to Palin’s especially cruel and heartless policies:

Palin engineered a campaign of shooting predators from airplanes and helicopters, in order to artificially boost the populations of moose and caribou for trophy hunters. She offered a $150 bounty for the left foreleg of each dead wolf as an economic incentive for pilots and aerial gunners to kill more of the animals, even though Alaska voters had twice approved a ban on the practice. This year, the issue was up again for a vote of the people, and Palin led the fight against it — in fact, she helped to spend $400,000 of public funds to defeat the initiative.

Paying a bounty to people to cruelly and brutally shoot wild animals from planes and helicopters doesn’t strike me as. . . what are the words. . . oh yeah, fiscally conservative, nor does spending $400,000 in taxpayers money to ram this initiative through. 

This Defenders of Wildlife ad is actually one of the more powerful political ads I’ve seen this year.


Isn’t this really similar to how the American buffalo became extinct?

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