So you guys already know I’m a little cuckoo…

(Shut up. I wasn't finished.)

…about animals, and perhaps also a bit off-the-wall on the subject of Sarah Palin as well.

So I felt it best to share this ad with you, launched this morning by Defenders of Wildlife. (Warning: it's got some fairly graphic images in it.)

Fuck. Shooting wolves from planes and chopping off their forelegs for money. Fuck. It's bad enough when you hear about it, but it's even worse when you actually see it.

Will someone please explain to me how this activity is a true expression of the self-reliant and rising-to-the-challenge nature of the Alaskan frontier spirit? Looks like a bunch of bloodthirsty rednecks doing the equivalent of slaughtering buffalo from the train to me.

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About Molly Newman

Writer, cook and trivia/spelling bee hostess, living it up in North Portland.
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One Response to So you guys already know I’m a little cuckoo…

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Have you read _Julie and the Wolves_ lately (by Jean Craighead George)? Spoiler alert!!! There is an awful scene in which a wolf who has helped sustain Julie in the Alaskan wilderness above the Arctic Circle gets shot at from an airplane for the bounty attached to his forelegs. This is a great book to fuel any rage-against-western-civilization-and-its-mindless-destructiveness-and-total-disregard-for-traditional-ways feelings you or your kids may harbor, if you want any more fuel.

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