I'm pretty sure that WAS admittedly for sport and not to resolve an ongoing issue. Had it been to remedy a situation I'm sure that would have been made abundantly clear. If I recall correctly, I thought it was also questioned whether that hunt was for one of the species of wolf that is on the vulnerable list in Alaska.
I have nothing against hunting for sporting purposes, I used to quail and dove hunt when I had the time. I guess I look at it like the quail have a chance to get away(and they usually did
) as I'm on foot and am using the only means I have of getting around. Hunting wolves from a helicopter is the opposite, using a non natural means of transport to hunt them down and for what? They don't eat them. I've eaten (or given to those who will) every bird I've ever shot.
And I have heard that some native tribes in Alaska are dependent on wild game, and that the wolves were considered a problem to those populations, but if you go back about four years, you can read the whole lengthy thread (which was allowed, since it concerned wolves, which some people must have felt were close enough to dogs to allow it).
So you hunt doves, and eat them? I never heard of anyone eating pigeons, but then I never heard of people eating squirrels until last week. I guess learn something new every day.
You get there on your own legs, but you shoot them with what? A gun? A bow -- either way you could argue using an non-natural means of cutting them down.
They may not eat the wolves, but we do eat the beef. Sorry but I am more concerned about cattle than I am wolves that are killing cattle.
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