While I personally believe as an American I have the Zeus-given right to harpoon zebras from a hovercraft (Don’t judge me.), Ashley Judd is taking on Governor Sarah Palin for allowing Alaskans to hunt wolves from planes, according to EyeOnPalin.org:
“I am outraged by Sarah Palin’s promotion of this cruel, unscientific and senseless practice which has no place in modern America,” commented Ms. Judd. “Because she is apparently determined to continue and expand this horrific program, I am grateful that Defenders will aggressively fight to stop her. I am proud to be a part of that effort.”
Not one to back down from a challenge, Sarah Palin issued the following statement on Alaska’s state website:
“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.”
And, dammit, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Sarah Palin is right. How dare Ashley Judd ask for a donation during these trying times of financial foes? Seriously, who does that? Downright despicable.