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Elisabeth Hasselbeck defended Sarah Palin against Ashley Judd's attack on her wolf killing policies. "A lot of these vocal celebrities ...get very loud about these animal killings.... Is [Judd] as loud about the 260,000 kids that are killed in abortions each year?" asked Hasselbeck.

As usual, Elisabeth and the other ladies on The View didn't see eye to eye on the topic at hand.  When Whoopi Goldberg and the other ladies suggested that Hasselbeck had gone too far with her comments, she retorted, "What is this the socialist table here?"

Watch the battle here.


Sarah Palin and your typical environmentalist - not exactly BFFs.  Actress, animal lover and environmental advocate Ashley Judd (in cahoots with Defenders of Wildlife) is taking potshots at Palin for her stance on wolf killing.  "I am outraged by Sarah Palin's promotion of aerial wolf killing - this cruel, unscientific and senseles killing has no place in America," Judd said.

You can watch Judd's video attacking Palin here.  Then check out articles by the Associated Press and Reuters if you would like more info.

Since the release of Judd's video, Palin has defended her policy as animal control. "Alaskans depend on wildlife for food and cultural practices which can't be sustained when predators are allowed to decimate moose and caribou populations," Palin said in a statement. "Our predator control programs are scientific and successful at protecting vulnerable wildlife."

 

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Ashley Judd, actress and YouthAIDS Global Ambasador, with YouthAIDS founder Kate Roberts

Actress and activist Ashley Judd will hit the political talk show circuit today to drum up support for programs that fight youth AIDS.  She will talk about the youth AIDS problem on Fox News Sunday and This Week.

More than 12 million people under the age of 25 are infected with HIV and more than 50 percent of all new infections occur among 15- to 24-year-olds.  "There is an extraordinary, compelling, urgent problem," Ashley told CNN.

Ashley is a Global Ambassador for YouthAIDS, a nonprofit organization that uses pop culture to market safe sex practices to youth.  YouthAIDS programs promoting AIDS prevention have reached more than 60 million youth in 60 countries.

Ashley has traveled to 10 countries in her role as Global Ambassador for YouthAIDS. She told CNN, "I have the opportunity to visit the everyday, unsung, unheralded heroes around the world, who are working in public health in extreme conditions, grossly underfunded, and celebrate them.  And then go to governmental bodies and heads of state and to the media and say, 'Oh my gosh! Wait until you hear about this amazing grassroots program that I just saw in Cambodia.'" 

You can watch Ashley discuss her work with YouthAIDS here .  Watch her and other celebrities (Christina Aguilera, Cindy Crawford, Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LL Cool J and Salma Hayek) participate in an ALDO/YouthAIDS awareness campaign at the end of this entry.

In addition to her work promoting AIDS prevention, Ashley is very politically active. She is a pro-choice advocate and gives speeches and attends rallies in support of the cause. She has made financial contributions to Democratic candidates, and she supported former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., by appearing at a  "Women for Ford" event during his U.S. Senate campaign.

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