A new website launched this week called "Eye on Palin; Her Anti-Wolf, Anti-Wildlife Agenda," and Ashley Judd made a video slamming Palin for her "anti-wolf" policies. It's clear that Judd is uninformed and didn't do any research on this issue. Also, this is clearly an attempt by the Left to release a "shocking" video to fear-monger voters against Palin.
The bottom line is, a washed-up uninformed Hollywood actress has no business telling the people in Alaska what's best for them. The practice she's speaking of is brutal but there may be a good reason for its use. This affects such a small group of Alaskans. I will never know what it's like to rely on moose and caribou meat for my family. This practice deeply affects Alaskans and their livelihood - far be it for me, or anyone else not familiar with the situation, to condemn them. I'm not the one living there and dealing with wildlife on a daily basis, and relying on it for food. If I feel it's an important issue then I will research it thoroughly and make a decision, not simply watch an Ashley Judd youtube video. Please.
And what we may find, after research, probably is that Palin isn't even the one in charge of making these decisions.
This is Palin's response to the video:
"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.This reminds me of farmers and ranchers who have to kill prairie dogs because of their digging holes in the farmland. Livestock break their legs tripping on the holes, resulting in death. The holes also destroy massive amounts of crops. People not familiar with the situation are shocked that prairie dogs would have to be killed but it's a necessary part of raising livestock and growing crops. If fringe groups tried to stop the removal of prairie dogs, then the agriculture business would suffer greatly. So, this is another case in which people who don't have to live and die by the business should keep their mouths shut.
The ad campaign by this extreme fringe group, as Alaskans have witnessed over the last several years, distorts the facts about Alaska’s wildlife management programs. Alaskans depend on wildlife for food and cultural practices which can’t be sustained when predators are allowed to decimate moose and caribou populations. Our predator control programs are scientific and successful at protecting vulnerable wildlife. These audacious fundraising attempts misrepresent what goes on in Alaska, and I encourage people to learn the facts about Alaska’s positive record of managing wildlife for abundance.
Shame on the Defenders of Wildlife for twisting the truth in an effort to raise funds from innocent and hard-pressed Americans struggling with these rough economic times."
One bright spot from this stupid video is that this issue was previously discussed at length, ad nauseam, during the presidential campaign last year. The Left decided to bring it back up - again. The reason? There's nothing left for them to vilify Palin with. They're just going to keep throwing these baseless accusations at her again and again because there's nothing there. This makes me happy because if something were there, it would have been found out by now.
So instead of fostering a discussion or debate about her political views, the Left demonizes her and vilifies her, and uses fear-mongering tactics to turn people against her. The problem with that is people aren't stupid - no matter what MSM tries to do the public still can't get enough of Palin. They want to hear what she has to say. It's backfiring on MSM big time.