- Mr. David ZaslavPresident and CEO, Discovery Communications
Urge Discovery Communications to Drop Sarah Palin's New Show
Sarah Palin has signed on with reality TV producers and Discovery Communications to star in a new TV show about Alaska and its outdoors.
But the ugly reality is that as governor for only two-and-a-half years, Sarah Palin escalated a bloody aerial wolf-slaughter campaign that continues to this very day. She even planned to offer a $150 bounty for the severed forelimb of each killed wolf.
Palin also fought against increased protections for endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales and America's dwindling populations of polar bears.
Sign our petition to Discovery Communications -- and let them know that Sarah Palin doesn't deserve to represent the "powerful beauty of Alaska" in front of millions of people.
- President and CEO, Discovery Communications
Mr. David Zaslav
As a supporter of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, I am disappointed and angered by Discovery Communication's decision to produce and air Sarah Palin's Alaska. As governor, Sarah Palin championed a bloody aerial wolf-slaughter campaign that continues to this very day. She even planned on offering a $150 bounty for the severed forelimb of each killed wolf. Palin also fought against increased protections for struggling Cook Inlet beluga whales and America's only populations of polar bears.
As parent company of Animal Planet, The Discovery Channel and TLC, and known for your wildlife-focused productions, I hope that you will reconsider your decision to partner with such a terribly anti-wildlife and politically divisive persona as Sarah Palin.
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