Ashley Judd--wolf lover

CNN:

Actress Ashley Judd says a wolf management program backed by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is "incredibly savage ... it's not right, it's not appropriate, it makes no sense on any level."

Appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live," Judd repeated her criticism of a program that allows hunters firing from aircraft to shoot wolves to thin the numbers of the animals.

Judd recently appeared in a video for the Washington-based Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, which also opposes the Palin-backed aerial hunting program. Referring to the former Republican vice presidential candidate by name in the video, Judd says that Palin is "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."

Palin responded on Tuesday, releasing 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." Video Watch why Judd, Palin are trading barbs »

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."

Palin did not appear on "Larry King Live," but Rod Arno, executive director of the Alaska Outdoor Council, told King by telephone that only Alaska residents can participate in the aerial wolf-hunting program, and then they must obtain a state permit.

The purpose of the program is to facilitate control of Alaska's wolf population, which preys on moose and caribou, Arno said.

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I don't know Judd. I don't recall any roll she has had, other than as a spokesperson for wolves. I suspect she has never lived outside of a city. She probably does not own a weapon, and has never hunted in her life.

She seems to prefer that wolves eat caribou and moose instead of people. I am on the side of the people in this debate.

Does she think we should not kill rats and roaches too?

Comments

  1. Savage! I should put you humans on the ground and shoot you with cannons..wolves live there..they are the only ones who deserve to live there you are all scared of wolves taking your livestock you call them animals, yet your the ones hunting them from the air in choppers..COWARDS! If I shoot you in the face its called murder yet killing wolves from the air is a sport?! Yea, go humanity. Why don't we just kill Sarah Palin and dumb her fucking dumbass in the frozen wasteland she calls home. I am sure the wolves wouldn't or bother to eat her remains. I can't believe that stupid bitch even tried for the white house, just keep her as far away from me as possible and from everybody else.

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  2. Well there is something I can agree with Sarah Palin on, the only thing. The Idaho Fish and Game at last made a statement regarding the dessimation of our Elk and Deer herds by the over 800 wolves that were forced upon us by the likes of Ashley Judd. We are loosing 15% of the herd per year to the wolves.

    This means that my son's son will never learn to hunt, and I believe that is the motive of these city dwellers anyway. So in just six years we will be forced to join the city dwellers in eating melamine infused Chinese imports.

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  3. I've been reading about this issue for years and it's good to see it on the national scene now, although giving Palin more publicity is not the best idea. The thing that is not mentioned and which is most galling to me is that apparently Alaska voters have voted no on aerial hunting numerous times and Alaska's governors seem hell-bent on doing it anyway. So much for power to the people in Alaska. Palin's homespun "you city folks just don't understand the wilderness" spin just won't fly in this case.

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  4. The one thing that is not mentioned in this story is that apparently Alaska voters have voted no on aerial hunting numerous times and yet the state's governor sees fit to ignore their wishes and OK it anyway. So Palin's homespun "you city folks just don't understand the wilderness" doesn't fly here. She's just a politician who thinks she can do whatever she wants, and her stint as a superstar failed candidate has done nothing to tone her down, that's for sure.

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  5. Palin represents the last century's worldview of Earth. Predator versus prey was resolved sixty-five years ago when the father of ecology crafted his "seminal treatise" on the ecology of Earth, using Mountain as a metaphor for ecosystem and Earth:

    Wolves and Deforestation
    Thinking Like a Mountain
    By Aldo Leopold
    A deep chesty bawl echoes from rimrock to rimrock, rolls down the mountain, and fades into the far blackness of the night. It is an outburst of wild defiant sorrow, and of contempt for all the adversities of the world. Every living thing (and perhaps many a dead one as well) pays heed to that call. To the deer it is a reminder of the way of all flesh, to the pine a forecast of midnight scuffles and of blood upon the snow, to the coyote a promise of gleanings to come, to the cowman a threat of red ink at the bank, to the hunter a challenge of fang against bullet. Yet behind these obvious and immediate hopes and fears there lies a deeper meaning, known only to the mountain itself. Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf.
    Those unable to decipher the hidden meaning know nevertheless that it is there, for it is felt in all wolf country, and distinguishes that country from all other land. It tingles in the spine of all who hear wolves by night, or who scan their tracks by day. Even without sight or sound of wolf, it is implicit in a hundred small events: the midnight whinny of a pack horse, the rattle of rolling rocks, the bound of a fleeing deer, the way shadows lie under the spruces. Only the ineducable tyro can fail to sense the presence or absence of wolves, or the fact that mountains have a secret opinion about them.
    My own conviction on this score dates from the day I saw a wolf die. We were eating lunch on a high rimrock, at the foot of which a turbulent river elbowed its way. We saw what we thought was a doe fording the torrent, her breast awash in white water. When she climbed the bank toward us and shook out her tail, we realized our error: it was a wolf. A half-dozen others, evidently grown pups, sprang from the willows and all joined in a welcoming melee of wagging tails and playful maulings. What was literally a pile of wolves writhed and tumbled in the center of an open flat at the foot of our rimrock.
    In those days we had never heard of passing up a chance to kill a wolf. In a second we were pumping lead into the pack, but with more excitement than accuracy: how to aim a steep downhill shot is always confusing. When our rifles were empty, the old wolf was down, and a pup was dragging a leg into impassable slide-rocks.
    We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes - something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.
    Since then I have lived to see state after state extirpate its wolves. I have watched the face of many a newly wolfless mountain, and seen the south-facing slopes wrinkle with a maze of new deer trails. I have seen every edible bush and seedling browsed, first to anaemic desuetude, and then to death. I have seen every edible tree defoliated to the height of a saddlehorn. Such a mountain looks as if someone had given God a new pruning shears, and forbidden Him all other exercise. In the end the starved bones of the hoped-for deer herd, dead of its own too-much, bleach with the bones of the dead sage, or molder under the high-lined junipers.
    I now suspect that just as a deer herd lives in mortal fear of its wolves, so does a mountain live in mortal fear of its deer. And perhaps with better cause, for while a buck pulled down by wolves can be replaced in two or three years, a range pulled down by too many deer may fail of replacement in as many decades. So also with cows. The cowman who cleans his range of wolves does not realize that he is taking over the wolf's job of trimming the herd to fit the range. He has not learned to think like a mountain. Hence we have dustbowls, and rivers washing the future into the sea.
    We all strive for safety, prosperity, comfort, long life, and dullness. The deer strives with his supple legs, the cowman with trap and poison, the statesman with pen, the most of us with machines, votes, and dollars, but it all comes to the same thing: peace in our time. A measure of success in this is all well enough, and perhaps is a requisite to objective thinking, but too much safety seems to yield only danger in the long run. Perhaps this is behind Thoreau's dictum: In wildness is the salvation of the world. Perhaps this is the hidden meaning in the howl of the wolf, long known among mountains, but seldom perceived among men.

    Ecologists worldwide view this essay as the most important words ever written. Pay close attention to trimming the herd to fit the range/ecosystem and to God's new pruning shears/deforestation of Earth's ecosystems/ the living, physical body of Earth!

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  6. People don't seem to understand how aerial hunting works. People in airplanes or helicopters follow and chase a wolf until it is exhausted and can't run any farther and the shoot it and kill it.

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  7. Ashley Judd is an idiot

    Ashley Judd has become an embarrassment to the state of Kentucky. If you have ever watched Jerry Springer or America's Dumbest Criminals, you realize how difficult that is to do. She has stopped drinking the cool aid and started eating the powder straight from the package. In September she declared that “a woman who votes for McCain-Palin is like a chicken voting for Colonel Saunders.” Now she is in an ad for a far left animal rights group protesting Governor Palin´s support for aerial wolf hunting. Ashley Judd seems to still be suffering from Palin Derangement Syndrome.

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  8. Merv, I linked here in my latest blog post :)

    http://bloghopenchangery.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/why-does-ashley-judd-hate-caribou/

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