I hate Sarah Palin and it has nothing to do with her anti-reproductive freedom stance. It has to do with a hunting program in Alaska which Governor Palin is an active promoter of. Under this program bears and wolves are either shot from the air or chased by air to the point of exhaustion. The pilot then lands and the “hunter” kills them.
This is what aerial hunting looks like and it is not pretty:
Palin offered a bounty of $150 per wolf in order to promote the killing of wolves in Alaska. In order to collect the bounty shooters had to present a forelimb of the dead wolf.
In the past year state employed biologists killed 14 wolf pups after shooting their parents.
Palin also actively opposed a ballot measure campaign seeking to end the aerial hunting of wolves by private hunters and approved a $400K state funded campaign aimed at swaying votes on the issue.
And that’s just the beginning. Palin’s record on environmental issues is abysmal – at best.
Sarah Palin on Global Warming:
Palin continues to question the validity of global warming and our responsibility in it, defying worldwide scientific consensus. And her “drill here, drill now!” approach to energy issues will do nothing to ease the causes of global warming, promote the use of clean, renewable energy sources nor break our addiction to foreign oil.
Sarah Palin on Endangered Species:
Palin has repeatedly opposed the listing of endangered animals under the Endangered Species List despite overwhelming scientific evidence that such listings are warranted. Specifically, Palin opposed the listing of polar bears on the list despite top marine biologists in Alaska agreeing that polar bears should be listed.
Palin recently filed a suit seeking to overturn the listing of polar bears.
Palin also has an issue with beluga whales and opposes the listing of such whales as endangered despite the fact that their numbers have decreased from 1300 in the 1980s to about 350 today. The reason for her opposition? It would interfere with drilling for oil and gas.
Sarah Palin on Drilling:
Palin supports drilling in the ANWR, a vital wilderness area that is home to hundreds of thousands of caribou, more than a million migratory birds and countless other wildlife. It is also important to polar bears who use it for denning. Palin also supports a mining operation in Bristol Bay another wildlife habitat in Alaska.
Sarah Palin on Clean Water and Pebble Mine:
Palin actively campaigned against a ballot measure aimed at protecting Bristol Bay from gold and copper mining that would pollute the Bay’s headwaters and threaten the spawning grounds for the largest remaining wild salmon run. (see above link about Bristol Bay)