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CA Wildlife Official Photographed with Dead Mountain Lion

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Outcry is growing against one of California’s top wildlife officials after a photo of him holding a dead mountain lion surfaced online last week. Dan Richards, president of the California Fish and Game Commission, is shown in the photo, holding a mountain lion he reportedly hunted and killed in Idaho, according to Western Outdoor Press, which published the photo. Hunting mountain lion is legal in Idaho, but illegal in California.

Kofa Mountain Lion Update

Animal Person

Though I wrote about the mountain lions of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge a couple of times, it was never with the breadth and depth that Deb Durant of Invisible Voices has. This is a surreal situation in my opinion because, as Ron writes, "all 3 Alternatives in the DEA allow for the killing of Kofa lions, just at different rates and at different geographic locations."

Police Shooting of 15 lb Mountain Lion Cub Ruled Unjustified

Critter News

Wow, bet that must have been a short hearing. A 15 lb cub and they were so freaked out they shot it. Said Larry Nichols, a weapons and tactics specialist with the Burbank Police Department, who wrote the review: "The actions taken by the officers [were] not appropriate and outside of the department policy. No person was placed in immediate jeopardy." Morons.

California Legislators Call for Wildlife Official's Resignation

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He is a proponent of trophy hunting and was photographed with a dead mountain lion in Idaho. fish and wildlife california government mountain lions hunting idaho trophy huntingThe wildlife official in question is the President of the California Fish and Game Commission. Full story here.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Seamus McGraw tells us he has to kill deer in his section of Pennsylvania because “with no predators to speak of—the wolves were wiped out centuries ago and the last mountain lion in the state was killed more than 70 years ago—the responsibility for trying to restore a part of that balance fell to me.” Who wiped out the wolves and mountain lions? To the Editor: In “ Hunting Deer With My Flintlock ” (Op-Ed, Dec.