Governor Parnell's appointment of Corey Rossi as director of Alaska's Division of Wildlife Conservation (destruction) was a slap in the face to all Alaskans who believe that maintaining the integrity of our natural systems, should be the primary imperative of policy-makers and managers.
Now, Parnell, Rossi, and the Board of Game (BOG) want to extend wolf-killing to the Kenai Peninsula and have authorized snaring of grizzly bears (even mothers and cubs) over buckets of slop across Cook Inlet. Enough!
It's time to fight back. What do we have to lose? If we make them really mad, are they going to destroy Alaska twice?
In 1857 abolitionist Frederick Douglas said: "If there is no struggle there is no progress. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those they oppress."
John F. Kennedy said "The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality."
And finally Elie Wiesel: "We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentors, never the tormented."
What kind of legacy do you want to leave for the next generation of Alaskans? Is it a future with intact natural systems or a game farm? It is time to get mad, write letters, send an email, get on the phone and get involved. Choose your future, and fight for it.