This is a story that keeps on growing.
Appearing on CNN’s “Larry King Live, Actress Ashley Judd blasted a wolf management program backed by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin by saying that it is “incredibly savage … it’s not right, it’s not appropriate, it makes no sense on any level.”
What Ashley Judd is criticizing is the aerial hunting of wolves, in Alaska .
Judd has teamed up with the Washington-based Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, against the Palin backed program calling it “championing the slaughter of wildlife.”
“When Sarah Palin came on the national scene last summer, few knew that she promotes the brutal aerial killing of wolves,” Judd says in the video, adding, “It is time to stop Sarah Palin and stop this senseless savagery.”
This week Palin released a statement calling Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund an “extreme fringe group,” and saying, “It is reprehensible and hypocritical that the Defenders of Wildlife would use Alaska and my administration as a fundraising tool to deceive Americans into parting with their hard-earned money.“
Palin says that the purpose of the program is to facilitate control of Alaska’s wolf population, which preys on moose and caribou, according to Palin’s spokesperson. In case you forgot, Palin is an avid hunter of these animals. Judd said Alaska’s program is a “distortion” of wildlife hunting under normal circumstances, and that the program attracts “urban hunters, trophy hunters from out of state.”
Rodger Schlickeisen, CEO of the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, said “hundreds” of scientists have criticized the aerial hunting program.
Also yesterday, Todd Palin and nine aides were found in contempt by the Alaska Senate for failing to appear to testify in the Legislature’s “troopergate” investigation of his wife, Gov. Sarah Palin, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Democratic Party said. No word yet on the charity that received the $150,000 worth of clothing or when the big wedding date it.
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