Alaska seems to have a stigma about protecting wildlife. It seems so mismatched that a state that has such beauty and a wealth of wildlife doesn't care about its preservation. I definitely think Alaskan government officials need to reexamine their values and establish some legislation that would protect its natural treasures. But sadly, I think many of them will scoff and find ways to create the largest, most profitable pipeline ever.
This goat story is so sad, and it's another reason why tourists need to be carefully watched and regulated. Tourism is great, but we need to remember that the animals were there first, and they deserve to be protected. There should be harsh fines handed out to these tourists and others who over-step their bounds.
Yes, Alaska should enact tougher legislation to discourage humans from getting too close to wildlife. This is for both the protection of the wildlife and the humans who may try to get too close to them. People can still view the wildlife without taking a chance on getting hurt or scaring or hurting the animals.
In a similar way that people tend to endanger themselves by becoming to absorbed in technology, we have now surpassed this and started endangering others. In the same way other places such as Disneyland have prohibited selfie sticks to ensure the safety of their clients, Alaska should make their laws tougher to ensure the protection of their wildlife. Many species are endangered as it is and it would be unacceptable to continue this behavior for the sake of entertainment.