Stop Hunters From Slaughtering Wildlife With Assault Rifles

Target: Bill Walker, Governor of Alaska

Goal: Stop hunters from using assault rifles to kill major predators like wolves by creating a no-kill buffer around Denali National Park.

Wolves are being killed at near record-high numbers in the area around Denali National Park, prompting officials from Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game (DFG) to shorten its annual wolf hunting season. While the DFG claims that the wolf population is not at risk, wildlife experts have expressed concerns about the state’s lax hunting regulations and the fact that these predators are increasingly being gunned down in large numbers by hunters using assault rifles on highly mobile snow machines. They fear it may be only a matter of time before the iconic wolves of Denali are hunted to extinction.

While shortening the wolf hunting season will help prevent more senseless killings, it cannot reverse the damage already done. If the wolves were to go extinct, this would not only be disastrous for the ecosystem– it would likely hurt Alaska’s economy as well. Denali National Park is the state’s biggest tourism draw, with many people visiting simply to get a chance to see the wolves in their natural habitat.

We must protect Alaska’s wolves for the future. Sign this petition to demand a no-kill buffer zone around Denali National Park and a statewide ban on using assault rifles to target major predator species, including wolves.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Walker,

Denali National Park is your state’s largest source of tourism revenue, drawing thousands of wildlife-lovers annually. Many of these visitors come simply to see wolves in their natural habitat, a sight that has vanished in so many other parts of the world. Yet thanks to lax regulations on predator control in Alaska, the wolves may soon disappear from Denali as well.

Large predatory species, such as wolves, play a pivotal role in ecosystems by managing herbivore populations. When they are killed at unsustainable rates, as is happening in the area around Denali and statewide, the entire ecology of the region is negatively impacted. That is why we are urging you to establish a no-kill area around Denali National Park, and to change hunting regulations to prohibit the use of high-powered assault rifles against large predators, including wolves.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: D. Kopshever/National Park Service

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87 Comments

  1. I never used these words: Assholes – and that includes any administration that allows such!

    If they want to kill then force them to go to war and defend human rights! What “challenge” are animals? Against any gun, animals become defenseless!

    Lock these morons up and put them on a chain-gang to work out their aggression – or else wife, children and other people may get it.

  2. Take away the Guns and Assault Riffles from these Worthless pieces of human Trash Now. These human Assholes need to be put in to the Military – put these Cowards on the Front Lines of the War Zones. These Psychos are a real Danger for Society.

  3. Americans just love killing, whether animals or people. What is it that is in their genes ??
    They stick by their first amendment in their right to have guns and then they want the world to feel pity for them when innocent people are killed.
    Take away the guns and stop killing animals and maybe then you will get the respect and condolences from people from other countries.

    So glad I do not live in America.

  4. IT SEEMS THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF ALASKA IS A JOKE THAT ISN’T FUNNY! ADMINISTRATIONS SUCH AS THEIRS SHOULD BE PUT DOWN AND NEVER RISE AGAIN! THE ONLY THINGS WORTH FIGHTING FOR IN THIS STATE ARE THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ANIMALS THAT STRUGGLE WITHIN IT! IT SEEMS THERE ARE A LOT OF SUBHUMAN BEINGS IN THIS STATE THAT SHOULD RECEIVE THE FATE THEY’RE FORCING ON THE INNOCENT ANIMALS!

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