Legislature rejects game board pick after wolf-skinning video surfaces
[Legal question pressed by Friends of Animals: Will this rejection of the fur tanner, trap-seller, etc. invalidate the Board of Game’s vote and thus Proposal 63 to eliminate the buffer zone for wolves around Denali National Park?]
by Jeremy Hsieh
The Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Legislature has rejected the appointment of Al Barrette to the Board of Game.
The appointment came into question after the 44-year-old Fairbanks man was seen in an Internet video skinning a wolf and citing the Bible to explain man’s dominion over animals.
Gov. Sean Parnell in February appointed Barrette to the seven-member board that regulates Alaska’s vast wildlife resources.
Critics said Barrette’s decisions consistently favor one group — hunters — regardless of scientific data and public sentiment.
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