It's Time To Fire CA Dept. Of Fish and Game President Daniel Richards
  • Petitioned Miguel Martinez

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It's Time To Fire CA Dept. Of Fish and Game President Daniel Richards

    1. Marta Evry
    2. Petition by

      Marta Evry

      Sandy Spring, MD

It's time to fire Scharzenegger appointee Daniel Richards from the California Fish and Game Commission. 

In 1990 Calfiornia voters overwhelmingly voted to ban the hunting of mountain lions. Yet just last week Daniel Richards, the President of the California Fish and Game Commission, thumbed his nose at voters by traveling to Idaho to kill a mountain lion on a private "ranch", then posing with the carcass.

Richards bragged that he shot the cat at the Flying B Ranch, a 5,000 acre property in Northern Idaho which charges $6,800 for a 7-day lion hunt. "I'm glad it's legal in Idaho" said Richards, a member of the National Rifle Association.

As President of the CA Dept. of Fish and Game, Richards is responsible for setting the priorities and agenda of the Department.  Since being appointed in 2008 Richards has consistently favored consumptive uses over environmental protection, and has opposed regulations to protect endangered species like the western mountain lion.

The CA Sierra Club released this statement, "We do not have any confidence in Mr. Richards’ ability to be involved in setting policy or making decisions regarding the management of California’s fish and wildlife resources or protecting California’s endangered species."

Clearly, the people of California deserve better.

If Richards refuses to resign from the Fish and Game Commission, he can be removed by a simple majority vote of our state legislature. As leaders in the State Senate and Assembly you have the power to call for and hold such a vote.

We urge you to do so as quickly as possible.

 

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    • Irina Ovsyannikova SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • over 2 years ago

      Hunting is a war indeed. How can it be funny when corps are involverd?

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    • cindy zimmermanm IMPERIAL BEACH, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      How can we, the Tax paying people of California continue to allow this monster to be entrusted with our wildlife? I was under the impression he was already removed from office, but clearly our pleas have been ignored. We are not going away. Get this monster out of this position and give it to one more deserving who truly wants to protect California's wildlife. This monster has already demonstrated he does not care. If he remains, it will tell me this is still a "good old boy" club and he must know someone who is protecting his position. Get him out now because it's the right thing to do for the sake of California people like me who care.

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    • Peter Evans MORAGA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      How did this State official get away with this terrible action in only receiving a warning? We must take action to get this guy to resign or be fired.

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    • Tahsin Dogan WALNUT CREEK, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      A cruel person with no feeling for animals and no respect for public sentiment has no place in holding a public office.

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    • Deniz Dogan SANTA MONICA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Mr. Richards clearly does not embody the virtues that Californians expect from their fish and game commission. His behaviour demonstrates a complete lack of respect for wildlife. Maturity and dignity are obviously traits beyond his scope. Additionally, how can one respect and uphold the law if they actively seek to find ways around it?

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