Remove Commission President Dan Richards
  • Petitioned California Fish and Game Commission

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California Fish and Game Commission

Remove Commission President Dan Richards

    1. M G
    2. Petition by

      M G

      San Francisco, CA

August 2012


This petition, as well as many other offline and online actions, contributed to the removal of the President of California's Fish and Game Commission after he bragged about killing mountain lions.

Newly elected Fish and Game Commission President Dan Richards is unqualified to lead a body that purports to follow a "path of sound and enlightened resource management" in our state. Commission President Richards has a long record of opposing animal conservation measures, but the last straw came about recently, when he travelled to Idaho, killed a Mountain Lion and bragged about it on a hunting blog. In it, Commissioner Richards poses with the Mountain Lion and the caption reads: "Asked about California’s mountain lion moratorium, Richards didn’t hesitate. “I’m glad it’s legal in Idaho.”" It is illegal to hunt Mountain Lions in California, so it is deeply disturbing that someone in a position of power to manage our state's resources mocks the same laws he's entrusted to uphold on our behalf.

Please sign if you agree Commissioner Richards should not be in a position to make decisions over our state's fish and game resources.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Commission President RIchards responds: "None of your business"

      M G
      by M G
      Petition Organizer

      In case you had doubts about the need to remove him

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Elizabeth O'Nan MARION, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Todays wildlife management is for and by hunters (foxes guarding the hen house) who have taken over our public lands for their sport while endangering other public land users. Ban hunting on public land.

    • Laura Reed SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Richards is not fit to serve the people of Calfornia. He advocates murder of innocent animals and hunts outside the laws of the State he represents. He is unqualified to lead our state department of fish and game as he has a record of opposing conservation measures

    • Jacqueline Gritsch LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      This sub-human needs to be fired from his job. What sicko kills an innocent animal just for sport?

    • Jane Wanberg CAMARILLO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      We need people that love and respect our wildlife working with the Fish and Game not uncaring, cruel people like Dan Richards. He deserves no place with this commission. We want him out!!!

    • Frances Hogan VASHON, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Besides showing bad judgement, he did break California law by accepting as a gift, this trip to kill a mountain lion. The trip's value is $6800, well in excess of the $420 gift limit that California allows for public officials. I hope he is prosecuted for breaking the law.


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