Outcry is growing against one of California’s top wildlife officials after a photo of him holding a dead mountain lion surfaced online last week.
Dan Richards, president of the California Fish and Game Commission, is shown in the photo, holding a mountain lion he reportedly hunted and killed in Idaho, according to Western Outdoor Press, which published the photo.
Hunting mountain lion is legal in Idaho, but illegal in California.
On Monday, some animal rights advocates said Richards appears to be sending a message about his feelings on California law: The photo, marked "courtesy" appears to have been provided by either him or one of his hunting companions to the Western Outdoor Press.
KCRA 3 could not reach Richards for comment.
The Humane Society of the United States, whose members are outraged over the photo, are exchanging thousands of Facebook and Twitter posts and plan to urge California State Assembly members and Senators to vote to have Richards removed from the commission.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
CA Wildlife Official Photographed with Dead Mountain Lion
What was this idiot thinking? The full story is below and it comes from kcra.com.