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 Palins 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, Plains department continued their slaughter regardless of the Alaskans 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, its 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
I am faving this, other than this is amazingly drawn, just to spread the story behind this drawing. Spread it.
poor baby wolves. I love your art by the way!
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.
I did this to someone who I knew that hunted wolves and didn't see a problem with this:
"Do you have a dog?"
"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*
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.
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.
(P.s ~ Nice drawing!)
It's the survival of the fittest in the world, 'ere.
humanity has gone too far
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
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.
his furs becomes crimson.