Eight charged with slaughter of caribou in Alaska
Eight people from the Alaska Native village of Point Hope have been charged in connection with a mass slaughter of caribou.

The eight men, ranging in ages from 18 to 30, allegedly shot more than 100 caribou during a July 4 hunt last year. Most of the animals were discarded in the tundra, authorities said.

Inupiat Eskimo elders and leaders from the village said the Alaska State Troopers exaggerated the number of dead animals They conducted their own investigation and found no wrongdoing.

The eight men face charges of wanton waste and failure to salvage meat.

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Eight charged in Point Hope caribou slaughter (The Anchorage Daily News 3/17)

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