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Sarah Palin falls under video attack by Ashley Judd over aerial hunt program

February 4, 2009 |  7:59 am

In case you missed it, below is a video in which actress Ashley Judd blasts Sarah Palin for her support of the aerial hunting of wolves in Alaska.

It's the first major attack on Alaska's governor regarding this issue since Palin was a candidate for vice president --and it's just as vicious as previous attacks, with Judd, on behalf of the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, urging Palin to "stop the senseless savagery."

Allowing Alaskans to run down and shoot wolves from the airplanes or helicopters is certainly inhumane, but the program, which Palin supports, is considered a necessary means of predator control. Unlike previous attacks, though, this one seems aimed squarely at Palin.

In a statement from her office, Palin fired back. "It is reprehensible and hypocritical that the Defenders of Wildlife would use Alaska and my administration as a fund-raising tool to deceive Americans into parting with their hard-earned money," she said.

For the record, Alaska's wolves and and bears are "intensively managed" in six zones where moose and caribou populations are deemed dangerously low. Enjoy the video...

--Pete Thomas