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14 and Counting by yuumei 14 and Counting by yuumei
My tribute to the 14 wolf pups and countless other wildlife who lost their lives the barbaric programs by Sarah Palin. [link]

You can help stop this by donating or signing a petition [link] and yes, it does work. The Defenders of Wildlife and other organizations like the Sierra Club have successfully sued and won numerous court cases against the government for animal cruelty.

Feel free to post this picture and the message on your forum, blog, MySpace, even your own dA account. I give you full permission to use this picture to help spread the news.

NOTE: This has nothing to do with the election or abortion. I'm not telling you who to vote for. This is about stopping Palin's Alaskan Fish and Game department from illegal slaughter of innocent wildlife! Stay on topic!

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Denning, the act of “grabbing (14) frightened young pups and one-by-one blowing their brains out with a pistol,” was outlawed decades ago, but the Alaskan Fish and Game department tried to hide that after committing the crime. . ~ quote by Alaska wolf biologist Gordon Haber who opposes denning and publicized the crime that the killers tried to hide.

However, Sarah Palin’s department of Fish and Game, believe that the low caribou and moose population was cause by wolf predation. Their solution? Kill the wolves! And thus 800 wolves have been shot, usually from a helicopter [link] called aerial hunting, in the past four years. Even though Alaskans have voted down aerial hunting TWO TIMES, Plain’s department continued their slaughter regardless of the Alaskan’s wishes. They call it population control which is BS.

As an Environmental Science major student of University of California Berkeley, I find wolf population control, aerial hunting, and denning to be extremely STUPID (not to mention cruel. How would you like to be shot from a helicopter and your entire family slaughtered?)

Ever heard of the predator-prey cycle? [link] Basically, increasing predator population (wolves) cause decrease in prey population (caribou). With less food to eat, the predator population would naturally decline. Thus with less predator, the prey population would naturally increase once more which cause an increase predator. This is the natural cycle that drives evolution. Each time when there are too many predators, the preys are put under greater natural selection; only the fittest escape predation. Each time when there are not enough preys, the predators are put under greater natural selection; only the fittest can find enough food. This is a NATURAL CYCLE, so why are humans disrupting evolution by randomly slaughtering entire packs of wolves regardless of their fitness? If any species of animals need population control, it’s the human population [link]

Again, if you oppose this barbaric slaughter of innocent pups and other wildlife, spread the word, sign a petition, or donate
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baltobud8 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It pisses me off and make me hate our race even more when i see this. Where are we going? Hunting should be a crime, for whatever reason, for fun and money. People are crazy. In my country, the wolves just returned, and then you hear: but when they show any sign of aggresion, they have to be put down. GOD DAMNIT PEOPLE. What if they just want to protect their pups. In my eyes. The human race is getting staranger and more insane every single day. minute. SECOND.

I am faving this, other than this is amazingly drawn, just to spread the story behind this drawing. Spread it.
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slitherscale Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WHY DO SOME HUMANS ALWAYS HAVE TO SCREW WITH MOTHER NATURE!!!! Humans aren't superior! The only thing they are superior to is superiorly STUPID!
:( poor baby wolves. I love your art by the way!
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ShadowArtist29 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe ANYONE could be that HEARTLESS. This... is HORRIBLE. (The art is freaking AMAZING, I'm talking about the jerks that killed the innocent pups) I LOVE wolves and I can't even put into words how horrified I am at those people. If I had any, I would donate any money I could to stop airel hunting and more.
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WolfMimir Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Shoot them? Would be to nice, make them suffer and die a really slow painful death.
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WolfMimir Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
The persons that shot down the Wolves.
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FuzzyGirl49 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'LL KILL THOSE GUYS!!!!!!!!!! :fork:
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Alkyoney Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
GRRRRRRR!!!!!! LETS GO SHOOT THOSE GUYS IN THE HEAD! :angry: 
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Stegoraptor Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
poor wolves! what did they do wrong? this kind of stuff makes me wonder why our species id fit to rule this planet doing all of these cruel things to the innocent animals
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Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So horrid! Nature and politics should never intersect in such a barbaric way! Poor wolves, I hope they are running free in heaven...
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Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so sad!
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Shadowflashdabearded Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
There is probably more to this when politics is involved.
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animefreak009 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so fucking mad at the fact that this happens and that I can't change it
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xXPaperWolfXx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
This made me cry...
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Moziin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I love wolves....I am sad
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Keiwi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Human reasoning is so ironic. We killed them for our need because of their need. I'm not quite sure if you get me, but yeah. WE KILLED THE WOLVES BECAUSE THEY WERE GETTING RID OF WHAT WE WANTED BECAUSE THEY NEEDED IT. Wow. You can see where society is going now... Can we?
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DAmaratsu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Writer
That arsehole and here I was supporting this person, I'm so ashamed i wasn't more aware of what was going on. :HORROR: :stare: 
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partywolfgirl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG that's awful!! Y would some1 even think of doing such a thing!:(
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I find it funny how some people can consider ALL wolves vicious. Have they seen each and every wolf on this planet? No, of course not. It's like saying all people in one religion is bad just because there are a few loud people trying to force others to change. Or judging the human population by its murderers and rapists.
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RoseRin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's ironic, humans are the reason why many species are critically endangered / extinct yet they give themselves permission to kill wolves because they believe that wolves are causing a decline in caribou and moose population. It's part of nature, part of a wolf's necessity, we have no right to interfere with that.
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Agreed! 
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EarthIce224 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Couldn't have been pups. Hunting takes place in the Winter - they'd be old enough to take care of themselves.

 

Also, I've never seen solid proof that this actually occurred.


And the gray wolves aren't endangered. We should be worrying about red wolves if we're bothering with wolves, since they're CRITICALLY so.

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BittyKitty1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013

I did this to someone who I knew that hunted wolves and didn't see a problem with this:

 "Do you have a dog?"

 "Yes. Why?"

 "You hunt wolves, right?"

 "Well, yeah... Why??"

 "Do you think wolves are related to dogs?"

 "No, of course not. Wolves are savage. Dogs are awesome."

 *plays wolves howling on computer* *his dog howls along*

 "... Why is he doing this?"

 "Dogs came from wolves. End of story. You're hunting your dog's cousins." *walks away*

 "..."

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EarthIce224 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Dogs aren't descendants of Grey Wolves. They're descendants of a European breed.

 

And actually, yes, wolves are savage, dogs are not. They are not domesticated, and thus are savage. There IS a difference. It's hardly likely to compare my Pomeranians to a grey wolf.

 

That, and we can control dogs. They don't threaten the moose and caribou.

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PATotkaca Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just asking, and an opportunity to expand my knowledge.. but dogs do come from a species of wild dogs, right :?
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EarthIce224 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ethiopian wolves, I believe, in Africa. They did NOT originate in North America, so there's no way for them to be descendants of the gray wolf, which everyone's all obsessed with protected while Red wolves are out there, critically endangered, getting less help, and honestly, being destroyed by interbreeding.
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PATotkaca Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see, I see.. But do they still have bonds to gray wolves or not at all :? An illegal activity done by a person from government pulls more attention and controversy than the endangering of other species.. So yeah.. It's kinda like a fate or something :|
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EarthIce224 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Canis lupus rufus, so yes, they are related to the Gray wolf, Canis lupus lupus. It's sad, but I really don't believe that this was perfectly accounted. Wolves don't whelp in the winter, so those that got shot just about had to be old enough to care for themselves, not helpless puppies. It's like deer breeding in summer - they'd give birth in winter, and there's no way that the fawns would make it into spring(When they ARE born). But it is saddening to me - I want to see a live red wolf, but I fear I never will.
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PATotkaca Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see, thanks a lot for the information :D According to the facts, the puppies should be old already.. If I'm not misunderstood, pups are born in Spring and are prepared to live on their own by Winter.. So the news is weird :| I have never seen wolves in the wild in my whole life.. I've been to a national park where wolves are said to live in, but I didn't see any of them... And I live in a place where wildlife is scarce
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EarthIce224 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Yeah, wolves really are quite shy, so really the "OMGWOLVESAREEVIL" propaganda from the 1800's, when wolves nearly went extinct, was kind of unfounded. But honestly I wouldn't trust the news at face value, they often don't know their facts, and even alter them to get a good, sensational story with an obvious bad guy.

 

For example, I am a rabbit breeder. I have over ninety right now, and I'm taking a few to nationals to show and sell. I honestly feel like I've got a good shot. Now, in my area, recently there was a raid on another breeder's barn - he was a chairman of the Mini-rex club. He would go to nationals, and make no mistake, mini-rex are one of THE most popular breeds. He goes and he wins BOV(he had best of coat color, or variety) at any show he goes to.

 

In short, he's got one very strong program.


But someone made a complaint about the smell, because, y'know... Rabbits poop and pee(combine that in the summer, and if you miss a tray-cleaning day, your eyes will actually burn - I kid you not). So the humane society came in and took every single rabbit, and in came the news, jumping on this "Heinous case of hoarding", which was completely inaccurate, because a.) as stated, this guy wins BIG. And you don't do that with rabbits if you miss watering them for a day, because they have REALLY delicate coat condition, and B.) He wasn't a hoarder, he was a breeder. The news was claiming there was poop on the walls, and had pictures.

Those shots were of chocolate/black fur. FUR. Have you never seen rabbit poop? Seriously? And they said the fur was matted. Mini-rex don't have guard hairs so, by nature, their fur CANNOT MAT.

 

So yeah... Don't get too invested in what the news tells yah.

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SabishiKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:cry: poor babies...
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LegendaryInigo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wish we could stop this forever and protect the animels more T^T
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mitoki-hime Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
honestly some people are just so stupid,they have no respect for the environment and its natural cycles, one would not kill human children so why wolf pups?its not right to hunt animals witch have no reason for being hunted.If its a deer,caribou, fish ect... that will be eaten for food , used as clothing ect... out of necessity and not as some trophy or  so called population control  then i have no problem with it as long as its done on foot.  its just sickening what certain politicians call righteous these days.
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Ayajay Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Agree. :(
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GryffinSnake Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
why would they even think of something like that?!
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Rappel82 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Artist
You: [link]
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XsilverghostX Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What in their right minds think this is right?
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Alexandra199 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
and i repeat once more...

I FRIGIN LOVE WOLVES!!!!!!
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LionOrBeast Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh the poor darlings :( This is the point in time where Humanity really needs to look itself in the mirror!

(P.s ~ Nice drawing!)
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Leoyun Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh...oh dear.
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Zella1900 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I have one thing to say:
It's the survival of the fittest in the world, 'ere.
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Caro-Kitty Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is horrible. Humans wonder why so many species are going extinct. Maybe if we didn't disturb the natural order of things, entire species wouldn't die out. This makes me sick. I am ashamed to be a human being sometimes.
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JanelArtFairy Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute!
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Lewche-Enthirius Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Interface Designer
....er....me.....gerd.... poor life....
humanity has gone too far
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aelius-istora Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this makes my heart sink, i love wolves. they should be around for the future and left to be free. we have invaded their habitat not the other way round. let nature deal with it. Sarah Palin is a monster and is no better than the men who work in slaughter plants, culling innocent animals with brutal means. let nature take course not humans
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Crystalitar Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
let nature be his own way.

A (anime) movie i ahev last seen had this message very strongly, even tough the focus is soemtimes more set on the individuals head charatcers in the movie.

It's "The Jungle Emperor Leo; one can chance it all" (maybe not excact)
MEssage; humas try to survey ad controle evrything, while they are actually destroyig it
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Pixelated--Coffee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
lol
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WildAnna12 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just...Too sad...
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Fliaway Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
All I can think of is that last pup.
The very last, watching as one by one he watches as his friends or perhaps even sisters
or brothers... are shot, straight through the skull by a single bullet...
and crying out, for it's parents, for it to all just... stop.

Then.. 'bang'.
his furs becomes crimson.
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Punk-Phantom Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
as if there wasn't enough to hate about sarah palin already. how can someone be so souless to shoot a bunch of defenseless baby animals?
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