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Monday, February 20, 2012

Fish and Game President Blasted for Shooting Mountain Lion

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 12:45 PM

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Among the many things you might expect from our state fish and game leaders is that they not kill protected animals.

For starters.

Since it's illegal to shoot and kill mountain lions in California, Dan Richards, president of the California Fish and Game Comission, traveled two states over to gun-happier Idaho, where he could safely shoot a mountain lion without being shamed.

As you can imagine, the public revelation about Richards' fetish for hunting has outraged animal-lovers in the Golden State, many of whom are calling on the governor to remove Richards from his post. Others have started an online petition, saying that someone who will protect wildlife, rather than the interest of hunters, should be in his position.

"I'm glad it's legal in Idaho," Richards was quoted as saying.

Then move to Idaho already!

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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