Thursday, May 28, 2009

Eye on Palin

Dear Valjeanne,

We’ve seen appalling new images of Governor Sarah Palin’s cruel war on wolves -- pictures Palin would never want seen on a postcard from Alaska:

* Wolf carcasses skinned and stacked in piles in the woods;
* Dead wolves riddled with buckshot and lying bloody in the snow;
* Sarah Palin’s hired killers smiling and posing in front of an airplane loaded down with recently slaughtered wolves. [1]

You can help expose Palin’s brutal, senseless killing of Alaska’s wolves.Your contribution of $25.00, $50.00, $100.00 or another amount will help Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund keep the national spotlight on Palin’s barbarism, lobby for federal legislation to end this awful wolf killing program and protect wolves and other imperiled wildlife.

On June 6th, we have a unique chance to reach more citizens and media about the Palin carnage. She is scheduled to be in Auburn, New York to celebrate 50 years of Alaska statehood and New Yorker William Seward’s 1867 purchase of Alaska -- a purchase then known as “Seward’s Folly.”

With your donation, we’ll make sure that more caring people learn the truth about Sarah’s Palin’s own folly -- an expensive, unscientific and horrific wolf-killing program that has already massacred more than 1,000 wolves.

To place the next round of Eye on Palin television ads in this New York market, we need to raise $75,000 by next Monday (June 1st). Can you send what you can afford?

The gruesome images described above are just the tip of the iceberg.

After Palin's henchmen executed 14 poor pups last summer -- with a shot each to the head -- and more than 250 wolves were killed during the recently concluded 2008/2009 aerial gunning season, Palin's administration is resorting to even more extreme tactics to kill wolves.

This summer, poison gas bombs will be thrown into dens and snares will be set at the mouths of dens to kill off newborn pups and to prevent wolf numbers from increasing.

Extreme wolf-killing programs like these are already having a devastating effect on wolf populations. Wolf population estimates indicate that almost all of the wolves in the Upper Yukon/Tanana predator control region (near the Yukon Charlie Rivers National Wildlife Preserve) may have been killed over the winter, with 133 wolves killed by aerial gunning and another 80 expected to be trapped. [2]

Don’t let Palin and her trophy hunting cronies get away with it. Please donate now to help save the lives of wolves targeted by Palin’s brutal programs.

Besides keeping the media heat on Palin, your compassionate contribution will build momentum for passage of federal legislation to end her aerial wolf-killing programs an effort that has already garnered more than 30 original co-sponsors for the Protect America’s Wildlife (PAW) Act.

With your caring support, we will end this cruelty. Please donate now.

With Gratitude,

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