Demand Dan Richards resign as president of the California Fish and Game Commission
Dan Richards thinks like this guy! Photo Wikimedia Commons.
Demand Dan Richards resign as president of the president of the California Fish and Game Commission.
He is a fake and not fit to occupy the position of president of the California Fish and Game Commission (the Commission).
The Commission's decisions are based on the "biological needs" of Californian wildlife and the wishes of the people of California.
In summary Dan Richards has the important job of being a responsible steward of Californian wildlife.
The people of California, the most enlightened state is the US it seems, have decided that they want to protect the ever more rare, magnificent and elusive (wisely) mountain lion.
They made that clear in petitions etc in support of their desire through laws to make the mountain lion a "specially protected species" in California.
That is the background. Now the nasty bit. Dan Richards enjoys shooting mountain lions (puma or cougar). He particularly likes to do it in a way that is cruel and definitely not a sport. He uses dogs to chase the cat up a tree. The cougar is a great jumper and climber. When the cat is in the tree, Dan shoots it. It is as simple and as brutal as that. And he enjoys it!
As he can't participate in this cruel sport in California, liked so passionately by nethanderal man, he has to travel to Idaho where it is permitted.
He shot dead a beautiful and magnificent 3 year old, 115-pound male mountain lion. This was a form of "canned hunt" on a private estate. It was all set up for the ugly pleasure of Mr Austin, the important man from the Commission.
It makes me sick and it makes me mad. Dan Richards should resign as president of the California Fish and Game Commission. He has no place in conservation and managing wild species when he likes to kill, as he does, for his pleasure.
The mountain lion is a fine animal gradually being forced from its natural life in North America. All hunting should be banned and Dan Austin should be banned from ever working in public service connected with wildlife again.
The truth is that politicians, business and lobbying groups put these guys into positions like this to perpetuate hunting and the use and abuse of wildlife for commercial gain. It should have been banned years ago. It is a form of corruption.