March 5, 2012
The HSUS Issues Statement Prior to California Fish and Game Commission Meeting
In advance of the California Fish and Game Commission meeting this week in Riverside, and in response to embattled Commission president Dan Richards’ mountain lion killing incident in Idaho, The Humane Society of the United States’ California senior state director Jennifer Fearing has issued the following statement:
“The doubts about Dan Richards’ ability to lead the Fish and Game Commission grow by the day, not only because of his guided mountain lion hunt in Idaho, but also his severe mishandling of the criticism directed his way. His comments have been intemperate, and it’s obvious that he’s too divisive a character to serve in a capable way on the Commission.”
Now, it’s up to the legislature to decide whether he continues in his role. We’re encouraging lawmakers to remove him; this position is too important to the people of California and the wildlife held in trust for them.
The Commission meeting is not the place to debate this issue, and that’s why we are encouraging our supporters not to attend that meeting.
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