Wildlife policies don't make sense

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I don't understand. Mr. Roach is fined for trying to help an orphaned baby moose make it through the winter. While I would recommend a better diet for Mongo (cabbage, carrots, apples, etc.), I appreciate the efforts to help the calf.

Flash back to last week's glowing article about bear baiting. How in the world can any law justify enticing bears with goodies so a big, hairy, bearded man dressed in camo can shoot it at close range? And then there is one that makes it criminal to try and prevent a young animal from starving to death? It doesn't make sense to me. It is a moral paradox.

I have lived in Alaska for nearly 60 years. I have no quarrel with hunting for food but deplore killing animals for "trophies" and profitable bear body parts. Aerial wolf hunting should be abolished. I believe most Alaskans feel as I do, but somehow we have elected politicians who consider all of our wildlife to be "game." A lot of us feel differently.

Charlene Huhndorf, Ninilchik



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