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9/5/2008 12:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Washington, DC - Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is a strong promoter of the aerial hunting of wolves and bears, a practice that has been condemned by conservationists, scientists and many hunters alike. It involves shooting wolves and bears from the air or chasing them to exhaustion and then landing and shooting them point blank. The animals, shot with a shotgun, usually die a painful death. The hunters involved in the program keep and sell the animals' pelts.

"Sarah Palin's anti-conservation position is so extreme that she condones shooting wolves and bears from airplanes or using airplanes to chase them to exhaustion and then shoot them point blank. Most Americans find this practice barbaric, but it's routine in Alaska under Palin's leadership," said Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund president Rodger Schlickeisen.

Sarah Palin has supported aerial hunting since taking office despite the fact that the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, the American Society of Mammalogists, and more than 120 other scientists have called for a halt to the program, citing its lack of scientific justification and despite opposition from many hunters who see it as violating the sportsmen's ethic of fair chase. Palin in 2007 even proposed offering a bounty of $150 per wolf, as long as the hunter provided the wolf's foreleg as proof of the kill. And just earlier this year, she introduced legislation to expand the program and derail a scheduled August 2008 citizens' vote on the issue. The bounty was determined to violate the state's constitution and her legislation failed.

"Sarah Palin's positions against America's wildlife could put her to the right of even the Bush administration," said Schlickeisen. "She is a promoter of one of our nation's most ugly and cruel wildlife hunting programs and Americans deserve to know her views on such matters before they vote."

2185 days ago


You and your other fairy friends belong in a Disney movie singing with the pretty birdies.


2185 days ago


Palin is a viscous moron who spews negativity to cover for her lack of knowledge and experience.

2185 days ago


Whaaa, Whaaa, Whaaa, Go hug a wolf Aja. We'll see how much it appreciates your effection. Just hope it ain't hungary. Bleeding heart liberals. Gee....

2185 days ago


Hard to believe the Democratic Party could lose to the Republicans after 8 years of George Busch & Company, but it looks like that is exactly what is going to happen.

2185 days ago


May I digress? Thank you! That Palin is a hot milf! But VP? NFW! Thank you for your time.

2185 days ago

Terd Ferguson    

I'd have a beer with Palin. She'd have 20 of them then I'd take her home.

2185 days ago

name withheld    

Congratulations to Obama and Biden

2185 days ago


It's really disappointing at the utter lack of humanity from some of you. Someone with a heart would be shocked to know of the horrors that are the causes Palin supports. It's just really really sad. I used to get mad about it, but then I'd be no better than the awful people posting. For those of you with compassion, I think you should look at the horrible things Palin supports.

2185 days ago


The Form is Quality crowd at the democratic party have just had their asses kicked and their willing cohorts in the Media are now going to feign "journalism" as they smear both MCCain and Palin...Aja above is typical of a twit in remission from reality....Worrying about the life style of bunnies is not going to heat our homes this winter...Americans can spot a phony Obama is history...his five minutes are over....

2185 days ago

name withheld    

As a citizen of this great country I will not let our land be destroyed. I will not pollute and disrupt the core of our earth. I will not vote for some underhanded hoochie or a dinosaur. I will not support war. I shall support a woman's right to choose. I will support a proponent for change and the insinuation that Barrack Obama is incapable of making an executive decision in the best interest of his country is absurd and I WILL NOT HEAR OF IT! McCain and Palin are over.

2185 days ago


It's really sad how people seemed to be suckered by Palin. She has no repeat no qualifications to be in this race. And guess what she doesn't write her own speeches. She is a slap in the face to the American public.

2185 days ago


Ah, Resorting to name calling now. Thank you for proving my point about the type of people who don't care or have any compassion for anyone besides themselves.

2185 days ago


Well... didn't all those Republicans and Independents all swear that they voted for Bush because he was the guy who they wanted to have over for their next BBQ? You know.... the next door neighbor-in-chief?

So... how's your job?

How's your bills?

How are your children's futures?

And how much money have you spent on a lying war in Iraq?

And aren't you a nation of WHINERS to a party that sees the economy as just fine -- and has a nominee who don't know jack about it and a V-P nominee who had to be replaced by a professional administrator during her much vaunted years of taking your tax dollars for her town in Alaska, that 50th State of Entitlement?

Lynn Spears for VP?

2185 days ago


Well said SWING VOTER!!!!

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