Friday, February 6, 2009
YouTube - Cry Wolf: Aerial Wolf Hunting in Alaska, Promo 1
The Federal Airborne Hunting Act was passed in 1971 specifically to prevent this sort of aerial wolf kill. However, this law has been circumvented and the killing has commenced under the notion of animal control. The main purpose for this government-sanctioned killing is to increase prey and boost game for hunters, namely moose, caribou, and mountain sheep. Currently, hunters (mostly out-of-state big game hunters) have control over 73% of the prey in areas where aerial hunting has taken place.