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Yesterday I briefly mentioned that Ashley Judd, working for Defenders of Wildlife, was attacking Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for killing wolves to conserve caribou and moose populations. I likened Judd’s knowledge of wildlife conservation to that of Al Gore’s intelligence quotient of the climate.
Newsbusters Noel Sheppard investigated more of what is behind the campaign launched against Sarah Palin.
Sheppard pulls information from the website of the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund that states very clearly their interest is not with wolves but with bringing down the political career of the Alaska Governor.
“Sarah Palin isn’t fading into the background, so neither are we,” commented Defenders Action Fund President Rodger Schlickeisen. “Given her known political aspirations, the American public deserves to know what she’s doing in Alaska, and about her extreme anti-conservation policies.
Isn’t it obvious the real intentions here? But just as obvious is the lie perpetuated by Defenders and others that killing the wolves is “anti-conservation”. Is Defenders suggesting that allowing the wolves to go unmanaged, which would result in the total destruction of caribou and moose, conservation? Conservation involves all species.
But Defenders knows that wolves are a controversial animal, totally misrepresented here in the West as being a cute and cuddly creature, that it can demand a lot of attention and with that attention comes money. Flash a picture of cute little wolf cub and follow that up with a photo of aerial wolf management control and the wallets open wide.
Once again the public is duped.
*Update* 2/4/2009 9:45 a.m.
Reuters covers this story in a one-side event. Not only has Reuters not bothered to contact any scientists with the Alaska fish and game department for a scientific explanation, they simply promote the lies perpetuated in the short documentary narrated by Ashley Judd.
Then it gets really ridiculous. Reuters claims Sarah Palin was responsible for enabling abortion rights groups to raise more money.
Palin was credited with galvanizing the Democratic Party base and raising money for abortion rights causes last year because of her social and religious conservatism and strong opposition to abortion rights.
It seems Palin can still galvanize activsists on the left and in this case perhaps help raise money for a conservation group.
Excuse me! Is this a story about wolves in Alaska or is this, like the efforts publicly exclaimed by Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, an attempt to destroy Palin’s political career?
*Update* 2/4/2009 10:40 a.m.
Sarah Palin Fights Back Against “Extreme Fringe Group”