Thousands of walruses on state sanctuary ‘Round Island’ in Alaska will cease to be served by their human underlings. As reported by The Alaska Dispatch, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is cutting their services to walruses, citing “budget problems” (why they don’t just print some more money like sensible people, I couldn’t say). The annual summer camp staffed by humans to help display the glory of the walrus herds will shut down early this year, and will not return. This may also mean the end
tourists pilgrims visits to the nearly 4,000 walruses that inhabit the sanctuary. The effect of this is to cut the walruses effective income by $450,000.
In an interview with the head of the walrus clan, our reporter was told that they are either, “somewhat displeased by the news,” or, “kind of hungry and want some peanut butter,” depending on the translation.