Tuesday, February 28, 2012

California Lt. Gov. Wants F&G Chief to Resign For Killing Idaho Cougar

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 9:54 AM

California's lieutenant governor wants the president of his state's Fish and Game Commission to resign for killing a mountain lion in Idaho.

According to the San Diego Union Tribune, critics fumed when California F&G President Daniel Richards "boasted about his cougar kill (during an Idaho hunting trip) and posed smiling with it." While the kill was legal in Idaho, mountain lions have been protected in California since the passage of Proposition 117 in 1990.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom joined 40 Democratic Assembly members on Monday calling for Richards to resign. Newsom said the incident was a distraction that interfered with commission issues.

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