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Area Around Denali Opened to Wolf Hunters....{Murkowski & Palin's Reign of Slaughter Continues..}


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- 1626 days ago - adn.com
TRAPPERS: Game board votes to erase park's protective zone...The Alaska Board of Game on Friday approved opening the northeast periphery of the Denali National Park and Preserve for wolf trapping.



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Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 8:05 pm
Please visit the followinglink..let your voices be heard. The slaughter is a ongoing representation of how humans continue to wipe innocent species from the face of Mother Earth.
I am sickened and sadly disappointed in the ignorance of the human species. There is no reason whatsoever for these animakls to be hunted down and slaughtered.
I want to know WHY THIS IS BEING ALLOWED TO CONTINUE. I AM SICK TO DEATH OF THE AMERICANS PEOPLES SILENCE ON THIS ISSUE.
PLEASE CONTACT PRESIDENT OBAMA, AND EVERY POLITICIAN YOU CAN SEND AN EMAIL TO. PLEASE...I BEG OF YOU ALL.
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 8:05 pm
The UNITED STATES WOLF REFUGE Reports: Alaska still allowing aerial killing of wolves despite its verifiable illegality: The Killing in Alaska Continues
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 8:09 pm
President Barack Obama (D-IL)
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 8:13 pm
I ask that you all contact the president as the state of Alaska still has the Alaskan governor listed as the dreaded & anti wolf supporter Sarah Palin.
I am so ashamed that the state here hasn't even had the guts or the information updated since she left office here. I will try to find the peoper email adddy of our current govenor.
 

Llana Y. (1)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 8:15 pm
if they want to hunt predators they should go to ga for coyotes....
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 8:17 pm
Here is the email to the Alaska's Governor Office


Email Alaska Governor Parnell
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 8:18 pm
Please spread far and wide if you can...let our voices be heard loud and clear. No more Palin legacy to slaughter the wolves.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 8:29 pm
What the heck is wrong up there? I thought the stupidity and ignorance would have ended when Palin wimped out and took a hike.
 

kaye whelpton (38)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 9:00 pm
Llana all hunting is wrong they should not hunt Coyotes or Wolves.
 

Pat Prest (50)
Monday March 8, 2010, 8:45 am

It sounds like the laws are still on the books since that Palin was governor of Alaska?

Has anyone looked into it to see if the laws for aerial hunting are still in practice, if so they would have to petition to have them removed and put the wolf back on the endangered list.

Aerial hunting should be banned everywhere, this is not hunting, it is nothing more than slaughter!
 

Jennifer Johnson (0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 12:57 pm
I stopped thinking a long time ago that mankind just can't sink any lower. More and more there seems to be a mindset that because we are people we can do anything we want to anyone or anything we want. EVERY ANIMAL has the right to live safe, long, healthy and happy lives. Here is a quote that I believe in 100%: "Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage." ~Sri Aurobindo
 

Alice B. (241)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 1:20 pm
SUPPORT DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE AND EARTHJUSTICE IN THEIR BATTLE TO STOP THE WOLF HUNTS AND TO SAVE WOLVES!!
http://www.defenders.org/
http://www.earthjustice.org/
As to Killer Barbie a.k.a. Sarah Palin - my thought: why can't stray bullets hit the proper hunters?!!!!!
 

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 1:27 pm
This makes me so furious. 100 years ago Wolves were hunted to near extinction. Finally we have a small recovery of the species and the hunters view it as an opportunity for slaughter.
 

Patricia C. (96)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 3:05 pm
I have had trouble sending emails, but am still trying. I support you Wolfweeps, in this fight to stop the slaughter of wolvles. I think I got ONE sent....
 

Ana Cruz (22)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 3:35 pm
This is absolutely unconscionable! Why do these people continue to hunt and kill these glorious creatures? Sarah Palin's legacy is atrocious! She will go down in infamy for all the harm she has done to wolves and polar bears, among all her other sins!
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 4:04 pm
Thhank you All for your comments.
We go through this nightmare every year since Murkowski returned to Alaska, and broke the law and started the aerial hunt on the wolves.
Last year the battle was lost in the votes, and it it honestly is no thanks to the military bases here in Alaska. The member of the military voted for the wolf hunt, and that is what turned the tables.
HERE IS THE ARTICLE RUN LAT TEAR IN THE L.A TIMES:

Alaska begins wolf killings to boost caribou for hunters
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 4:15 pm
All facts about Sarah Palin are backed up by links to credible news sources.

The Truth About Sarah Palin & Wildlife in Alaska
 

Vanessa H. (0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 4:38 pm
Instead of killing wolves, they should go after politians the is messing up this country
 

Lynette D. (6)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 5:46 pm
The point about killing them seems to be for the trappers, not wolf management. Killing from the air is hardly sport either, is it?! So much for visiting 'wild' Alaska.
 

Sylvie M. (46)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 6:25 pm
Ever since I'd started hearing about her during the last US presidential election, I had already guessed this woman (or, as I'd rather call her, so shortly after International Women's Day, a "Pitiful Representant of the Female Gender") represented a danger for America.
For now it's "just" the Alaskan wildlife... ("just" being already totally unacceptable) but there's a serious threat of this Pitiful Representant of the Female Gender becoming The World Leader in just about three short years. And then, I fear many of the world populations could be treated just like wolves and caribous.
WAKE UP, Americans!
 

Valerie P. (7)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 6:53 pm
Noted. Disgusting, 70 left and they are going to let trapping occur in a National Park.
 

. (0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 8:13 pm
fuckin bitch Sarah Palin
 

Neal Rudin (21)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 8:14 pm
(Written the the Anchorage News paper)
I feel really sorry for you guys up there in the cold, except for your great luck in losing the vacuous Palin. We down hear in the North East and the rest of the country are now threatened by her ilk. Imagine Palin and Putin in the same room. That she could be so "Pro-Life" (even against abortion in the case of rape and incest) except for profit making animals of course. The macha Ms. Palin and her snow machine hubby are seen as a little screwy even by the right-wing-nuts. She is the spinach between the teeth oh the Republican party. If she wants to kill all the wolves then she should also eat them.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 8:28 pm
I wish wolves could fly helicopters. Then it would be bye bye Sarah!
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 8:44 pm
Just report the troll.
She is on another drunk, don't engage.
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 8:50 pm
Thanks you friends of Care 2. Thank you for flagging the troll, cause she's gone already.....*S*
Your awesome and you absolutely rock. Your a blessing and still the best of the best.....*S*

The profile you are looking for could not be found .
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 8:57 pm
Sylvie,

Thjank you for the comment.
Many here get upset over the articles posted about her, but she is a slick one indeed.
People better wake up and smell the coffee, green tea or drink of choice because she is here to stay. Out of sight out of mind is not to be with this one.
She will not go quietly, and she opens mouth and inserts her foot often, only to come back as the victim which she absolutely is not.
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 8:58 pm
noted, thanks.
 

Joan B. (0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 9:01 pm
Another shocking wolf story - it's obvious that officials in Alaska listen to no one - not their constituents, not Alaskan citizens, not the numerous animal advocacy groups, not the American public outcry - not even the Federal Government when it comes to killing wolves - or even sheltered homeless pets for that matter, as they did a few weeks ago! It would seem the gun lobbyists, trophy hunters, and oil industry are the only ones that have their ears. You can be assured that there is money involved somewhere here - and more than one person is having their pockets lined with it. What they don't seem to realize is that every living being that has lived, is living, or will live is made of the same stardust and gas that formed the universe - when they kill one of them, they are killing us all, including themselves. It's so unfortunate that people who have no understanding of life or compassionate hearts are in positions of authority.
 

Joan B. (0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 9:02 pm
Another shocking wolf story - it's obvious that officials in Alaska listen to no one - not their constituents, not Alaskan citizens, not the numerous animal advocacy groups, not the American public outcry - not even the Federal Government when it comes to killing wolves - or even sheltered homeless pets for that matter, as they did a few weeks ago! It would seem the gun lobbyists, trophy hunters, and oil industry are the only ones that have their ears. You can be assured that there is money involved somewhere here - and more than one person is having their pockets lined with it. What they don't seem to realize is that every living being that has lived, is living, or will live is made of the same stardust and gas that formed the universe - when they kill one of them, they are killing us all, including themselves. It's so unfortunate that people who have no understanding of life or compassionate hearts are in positions of authority.
 

james pisano (0)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 10:37 pm
killing pinnacle predators like the wolf is such an ugly, counterproductive practice. its done from a plane, which is totally cowardly, or from a trap, which is totally inhumane. and its done as "sport" which is totally ridiculous as every sport we have involves opponents with similar chances of winning. the wolf has no chance of winning save by survival, while losing means death and an ugly one at that. its counterproductive because they perform an important function in their ecosystems in keeping their prey, caribou or whatever, healthy. they eat primarily sick or weak animals and leave the strong ones, especially the males, to reproduce keeping the gene pool strong. (this has been known since "never cry wolf" was published in 1963) this is of course by design as everything in nature is in balance except humans. humans on the other hand, hunt "trophy" bucks for "sport" having the opposite effect of weakening the gene pool, never mind the inhumaneness and irreverence of this. unfortunately, i know if we stay on this course we will find out how nature balances out individual species. i look forward to the time when as a whole, we are more selective in choosing the species we eat and in how we kill them and treat them in general. i have been donating and supporting defenders of wildlife for several years which is a good organization to support if you love wolves.
 

Beth P. (32)
Tuesday March 9, 2010, 11:00 pm
It's not bad enough they have to kill these wonderful creatures - but they have to trap them???
I assume we aren't talking live traps?
I wonder how Palin and friends would like a snare around their ankles?
Oh! Lets not forget to duct tape their hands behind their backs so they are as totally defendless as the Wolves.
But don't worry Palin and friends , we'll be back to check the traps in 2-3 days, weather permitting.
 

Ana F. (131)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 4:17 am
DEJEN A LOS LOBOS EN DE UNA BUENA VEZ!!! NO TIENEN NADA MEJOR QUE HACER??
 

Terry B. (649)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 4:32 am
Sell the place back to Russia. Putin likes tigeers; I am sure he will take better care of the wolves than the Americans.
 

Jada S. (9)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 5:20 am
Noted with sadness
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 5:54 am
Wolves killed teacher
CHIGNIK: Police unsure whether death happened before, after bite.

By JAMES HALPIN
jhalpin@adn.com

Published: March 10th, 2010 03:11 AM
Last Modified: March 10th, 2010 03:12 AM

Authorities were in an Alaska Peninsula village Tuesday investigating whether a 32-year-old schoolteacher, found dead off a road leading out of town, was killed in a wolf attack, according to state and local officials.


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tool goes here The body of Candice Berner of Slippery Rock, Pa., was discovered Monday evening off a roughly 7-mile gravel road leading to the Chignik Lake airstrip.

Berner's father, Bob Berner, reached in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night, said Alaska State Troopers told the family their daughter had been killed in an "animal attack, possibly a wolf attack." Troopers told him it was highly unusual and still under investigation, with the body on its way to Anchorage for an autopsy, he said.

"They wanted to make sure that nothing happened prior to the animal bite," Berner said. "We're totally shocked. You know, initial denial: This can't be Candice."

Berner described his daughter as "small and mighty," a woman who liked to box, lift weights and run. She was training for a race and could get into a meditative state when running, he said.

Troopers would not comment on the cause of death, saying the investigation is ongoing and that they are awaiting the results of the autopsy. Spokeswoman Megan Peters said the body showed signs of predation but declined to provide further details.

The body was found on regional corporation land within the borders of the Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge and therefore was not in federal jurisdiction, said Bruce Woods, spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

"I don't think there's any decision yet as to whether it was predated before or after death," Woods said. "In other words, the (woman) might have died of something else and wolves might have found the body."

An itinerant special education teacher based in Perryville, Berner had just arrived in Chignik this week to work at the school there, said Lake and Peninsula Borough School District Chief Operating Officer Rick Luthi, who is in King Salmon. Berner had been with the district since August.

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Her co-workers last saw her alive at the end of the workday Monday, Luthi said.

"She had made the comment that she wanted to get out and get some fresh air," Luthi said. "We assumed that that meant a run for Candice, because she had a habit of doing that whenever she could."

Local residents have been concerned about recent wolf activity in the area, but she probably didn't know that because she had just gotten to town, Luthi said.

Just a few hours later, about 6:30 p.m., someone on a four-wheeler came across some blood along the road and discovered the remains had been pulled into tall brush, maybe 10 to 15 yards off the road, Luthi said. Berner had apparently been killed within the past few hours, he said.

Chignik Lake, with a population of roughly 100, is on the south side of the Alaska Peninsula 13 miles from Chignik and 474 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Unlimited wolf trapping is permitted in the area from Oct. 1 to April 30. Hunting regulations allow 10 wolves per person per day from Aug. 10 to May 25, said Fish and Game spokeswoman Jennifer Yuhas.

"These are regulations set by the Board of Game and the liberal allowance of harvest denotes (an) incentivized program to harvest wolves in that Unit," Yuhas wrote in an e-mail.

Fish and Game officials would not comment on Berner's cause of death or say whether predation by another animal, like a bear, might have been possible.

There is an "extremely high" density of brown bears in the Chignik Lake area, but it is somewhat early for bears to be out, said retired Fish and Game biologist Mark McNay, who has studied wolf attacks in North America.

It is prime mating season for wolves -- a time when a lot of individual wolves could be out looking for mates and when young wolves recently separated from their packs could be wandering, he said.

"Those types of animals may be more likely to attack because they're naive, they haven't ever associated with people," McNay said. "There have been some cases where those types of wolves have chased and bitten people."

Wolf attacks on domestic animals in Alaska are not uncommon. A pack of wolves, at least some of them rabid, killed about a half-dozen sled dogs in Marshall in October 2007. Beginning a month later, Anchorage saw a series of wolf encounters that left three dogs dead and several others wounded. Wildlife officials at the time speculated the pack, led by a hungry leader, was targeting easy meals.

But violent encounters with people are more rare.

Last September, a rabid wolf attacked a hunter along the Kuskokwim River near Kalskag, biting the man in his leg before being shot to death. The hunter lived.

In April 2000, a radio-collared wolf repeatedly bit a 6-year-old boy playing in a grove of alders at a logging camp northwest of Yakutat. The boy was not seriously injured.

Then in July 2006, a wolf attacked a schoolteacher walking off the Dalton Highway, along the Arctic Circle. The woman suffered cuts and gashes to her legs but survived.

McNay, who now lives in Kansas, is the author of a 2002 study published by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game that examined 80 wolf-human encounters in North America, nearly half of which involved elements of aggression among healthy wolves.

The cases in which wolves are most aggressive are the cases involving wolves that have become habituated to people, he said.

"There's only been one other case of a fatal wolf attack by a healthy, wild wolf in North America, and that happened in 2005 in northern Saskatchewan," McNay said. "It is extremely rare. There have been other cases, of course, of wolves behaving aggressively toward people.

"The frequency of these cases seems to have increased in the past decade or so."
 

Terry B. (649)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 7:03 am
Stop shouting, Pomma, you retard with the restricted vocabulary and no friends.
 

Debbie Peddicord (0)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 8:42 am
I THINK THE ONLY REASON WILD ANIMALS ATTACK PEOPLE, IS THEY LIVE IN FEAR OF HUMANS !!! OVER THE YEARS, WE HAVE CAUSED THEM TO FEAR US !!!
 

Shauneen K. (0)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 9:09 am
Wolves are so very beautiful why would anyone want to kill them
 

Neal Rudin (21)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 10:35 am
POMMA, POMMA, POMMA, YOU LITTLE DWEEB...
THE WORD LIBERAL IS EQUATED WITH GENEROUS. THIS GOES FOR ALL THING LIVING. YOUR QUIVERING MASS OF IGNORANCE THAT YOUR KIND USES TO PUSH FOR THE DOMINATION OF NATURE HAS PUT THIS WORLD IN GREAT DREAD. LEARN FROM THOSE WHO ARE GENTLE ON THE LAND, OUR NATIVE CULTURES. THEY HUNT AND YET GIVE THANKS FOR THE ANIMALS THEY TAKE. YOUR KIND SEE EVERYTHING AS TARGETS AND TRY TO USE SCARE TACTICS LIKE, "THEY KILL "SOME' PEOPLE", SOMETIMES. THE DESTRUCTION OF TOP PREDITORS DESTROYS THE ENTIRE ECOSYSTEM THAT TOOK TENS OF THOUSANDS OF YEARS TO DEVELOP.
"SMALL MINDS ARE NOT A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE"
 

Jennifer F. (0)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 11:31 am
After reading this article, the victims were the ones at fault not animals. Berner was running, alone , hunter shot wolf dead and he was alone, 6yr old boy playing in a logging camp, alone, school teacher walking off of Dalton Highway, alone, You don't run or walk alone. You don't hunt alone. You do not let your child play in a logging camp unsupervised. All of these people were acting like prey. Any animal is going to go after them. It just seems such a waste of blaming, if they had checked out their surroundings, what animals live there and if any of those animals were seen would have made a difference in their choices of doing things! It isn't always the animal at fault, they are just being animals doing what wild animals do in the wild. Common sense was not used and that is very unfortunate in this day & age.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 5:16 pm
Wolfweeps, Alaska needs more people like you!
 

Trayce Olsen (0)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 8:02 pm
I'm with you Vanessa--get rid of the lousy politicians that are causing or have caused the many messes our country is involved in as of lately.

By the way, wolves very seldom attack human beings--our pets may not fair very well. BUT people are a bit goofy when it comes to wild animals...I just read about a woman who went through the bearers of zoo bear enclosure and was ,rightfully, biten by one of the bears.
So, it seems to me we may be more a fault than the animal. I just wish that we would stop being so cruel to the wolves and other animals.
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 8:03 pm
The person using the POMMA name is a long time internet stalker that has been around for the last 10 years.
This is not the real "Pommawolf", I am the reall "Pommawolf".

I appreciate everyone that continue to report this stlaker as she is part of a stalking team that make continued attacks on all website that I "used" to visit years ago.
This "POSER" has several parked profiles here at Care 2, and uses them when she and her male counterpart pal want to get a stir going.

Just do not respond to them, and just report them. Please do not engage them as you too then will become a victim.

Thank you all for all that you do here for all the good and right reasons. You are all still the best of the best of the human species that work the hardest for all those without a voice. Your awesome in your unity and powerful in your commitment to justice and equality for all.

Mitakuye Oyasin
We are ALL Related.
Wolfweep's Pommawolf Stronwomanseekingjustice


 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 8:09 pm
Sorry for the typo's as I am still recovering from a hand injury, and already get to angry at times and need no more assistance in spelling badly on a good day as these whacko's continue to invade the good places on the internet...*S*

Mitakuye Oyasin
We are ALL Related.

Wolfweep's Pommawolf Strongwomanseekingjustice
 

Deborah L. (70)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 2:34 pm
Change.org has a petition being sent to Pres. Obama and I signed on that today.

Wolfsong of Alaska is the first wolf restoration organization I belonged too since the late 1980's and is(was) located in Denali National Park. This makes me ill to think that some of the wolf packs that I helped come back from near extinction are yet again being slaughtered.

We know that humans never seem to learn from past mistakes and this makes it harder for those of us who try to educate these un-educated lawmakers who still continue to come up with these disastrous bills to allow the slaughter to continue. I will still try to educate the public, continue to donate when able and sign petitions to stop the wolf kills. At least my home state of Michigan put wolves back on the protected list last year, we got it right, now the rest of the country needs to follow with us.
 

Seth E. (60)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 10:06 pm
Why do narrow-minded people think the solution is to kill the animals for attacking people, pets, and domestic animals instead of just staying out of wild animals in the first place?

There is plenty of land that has already been developed to varying degrees that can be reused instead of continuing to tear down the existing forests where so much wildlife lives. If someone tears down a forest to build houses or an office park, what right do they have to complain about deer and wolves in their yards and streets?

The humans are the invaders of space, not the animals.
 
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