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Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, CA Fish & Game Commission, Call For Removal of Daniel R. Walker, TAKE ACTION! )

- 2311 days ago -
CA Fish & Game Comm. Pres. Daniel R. Walker killed this mountain lion in Idaho (it's illegal in his home state) & flaunted the image over the internet. We believe Walker is unfit to serve as a steward of California wildlife. HELP CALL FOR HIS REMOVAL NOW!

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. (0)
Monday February 20, 2012, 1:39 pm
I cannot think that anyone who would not only find pleasure in killing another creature for sport but then have the desire to brag about it, bringing it to the attention of others, belongs in any from of public office.

Carol H (229)
Monday February 20, 2012, 1:45 pm
signed and noted

Lindsey W (234)
Monday February 20, 2012, 1:49 pm
Signed, thank you.

Lisa N (207)
Monday February 20, 2012, 1:52 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Dan Richards partisan to hunters, yet President of California Game Commision"

LaurenBackSoon K (173)
Monday February 20, 2012, 1:53 pm
Gladly Signed. Thanks Michelle.

patricia lasek (317)
Monday February 20, 2012, 1:56 pm
signed. Thanks for the post.

Alison A (244)
Monday February 20, 2012, 2:01 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Michelle.

Michelle S (462)
Monday February 20, 2012, 2:10 pm

Please take a moment to send a polite but firm note to Jared Huffman, who is currently running for office in Congress. Let him know you support the IMMEDIATE removal of Daniel R. Walker from his post as president of the California Fish and Game Commission and why.

You may modify this version of Maria Elena's letter (below) and make it your own, but please send comments as soon as possible.


Dear Mr Huffman:

I am writing to you in indignation and I speak for many.

Mr. Dan Richards is in a position we do not believe he deserves, nor should any avid hunter such as he. The mission of conservation of our animals should not be biased. He is an avid hunter and an animal killer....hardly a steward of animal conservation and welfare, which should be defined in and by his post as Fish & Wildlife Commissioner of California.

At this time there is outrage regarding a photo of him which is provided for you holding a dead mountain lion, which in his own state, is protected. He went all the way to Idaho just to kill this majestic animal. He was not even able to take it back home. He gave it away to Mr. Joseph Peterson at the Flying B Ranch, the owner organized "the hunt."

We have created two petitions that are viral. One petition is asking him to resign, the other asking the commission to fire him:

We will be presenting these petitions to the commission as well as to yourself soon. I know the commission will be gathering in March, but we will try to present our comments before then.

We are disgusted at this man having such a position, being so partisan. Our animals depend on us. We wish to see his immediate removal and replacement by an individual who has the protection, conservation and welfare of our wildlife
as his primary goal.

Hoping you might see this as we do, we will continue to spread the photo and information all over the communications media. Thank you.

Sincerely, Name/Date

Constance F (418)
Monday February 20, 2012, 2:30 pm
Thank you Michelle. Every petition I see- I sign. Emails sent to Fish and game commission at and Jerry Brown last nite. Sent email to Jared Huffman this morning.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 20, 2012, 2:34 pm
I signed on the .org petition, but I cant sign the other because I'm not American.
Hope there will be success with this.
Carl Milson

Lenicka R (60)
Monday February 20, 2012, 2:37 pm
What a beautiful animal. Compared to this animal, Walker is not more than one piece of scrap of the lowest kind. Not worth to live.

Tomoko Harris (83)
Monday February 20, 2012, 2:40 pm
Thank you! I signed and noted!

naomi cohen (55)
Monday February 20, 2012, 2:45 pm
his removal and burial would be an asset to this world.

Ruth C (87)
Monday February 20, 2012, 2:53 pm
By doing this horrible thing he has condemned himself in the eyes of GOD!!!

Barb K (1688)
Monday February 20, 2012, 3:00 pm
I signed yesterday and will see about sending a letter. Thank you Michelle for posting and Maria for creating the petition.

Michael Carney (217)
Monday February 20, 2012, 3:14 pm
Noted, and signed...How ridiculous is this?

Valerie H (133)
Monday February 20, 2012, 3:44 pm
Thank you, previously signed.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 20, 2012, 3:51 pm
505, thanks Michelle

Phyllis P (237)
Monday February 20, 2012, 3:58 pm
What a fool, and an idiot. Signed of course and will share on facebook.

Ann L (15)
Monday February 20, 2012, 3:59 pm
Noted and signed. Will share

penny C (83)
Monday February 20, 2012, 4:02 pm
Signed @ noted,thanks Michelle.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 20, 2012, 4:17 pm
Thanks, Glad you got the name right, signed.

Eternal G (745)
Monday February 20, 2012, 4:20 pm

Evelyn B (79)
Monday February 20, 2012, 4:34 pm
Noted and Signed Tks Michelle

Eve L (57)
Monday February 20, 2012, 4:35 pm
Noted and signed. Sick bastard.

Monday February 20, 2012, 5:13 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.

aj E (164)
Monday February 20, 2012, 5:15 pm

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Monday February 20, 2012, 5:16 pm
Already signed, Thanks Michelle.

. (0)
Monday February 20, 2012, 5:22 pm
Signed. Another one that thinks he is above the law.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 20, 2012, 5:25 pm
already signed, TU Michelle

Sue H (7)
Monday February 20, 2012, 5:28 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.

Kay M (347)
Monday February 20, 2012, 5:38 pm

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Monday February 20, 2012, 6:02 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks.

Agnes N (703)
Monday February 20, 2012, 7:09 pm

Monday February 20, 2012, 7:37 pm
Noted, signed, and commented!

Ingrid A (524)
Monday February 20, 2012, 7:58 pm
I have signed on Care 2.

Sylvie B (42)
Monday February 20, 2012, 8:08 pm
Noted; singed all.

Homer E (309)
Monday February 20, 2012, 8:10 pm
Thank you so much Michelle. I signed both petitions, and will email Mr. Huffman... Love to you for pushing the petitions you seek to move forward... save the upper trophic terrestrial beings!

Virginia Esquer (10)
Monday February 20, 2012, 8:13 pm
signed, get this screw ball out as a commissioner, where is his ethical beliefs after what he did and still brags about it by posting it give me a break no class whatsoever.

Monday February 20, 2012, 8:54 pm
Thank you!

Jerry B (128)
Monday February 20, 2012, 9:18 pm
Signed thanks Michelle for the forward!

. (1)
Monday February 20, 2012, 9:34 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Michelle.

alicia m (97)
Monday February 20, 2012, 10:59 pm
noted, signed, gracias

Past Member (0)
Monday February 20, 2012, 11:55 pm
Thank you Michelle - signed

Vicky Locke (3)
Monday February 20, 2012, 11:57 pm
Petition signed and commented, thanks for the opportunity. His documented behavior is unbefitting his position!

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 12:04 am
Noted and signed.

W. C (7)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 12:27 am
Thank you.

Gabriela C (105)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 2:21 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Michelle and thanks Ruth for the forward.

Danuta W (1250)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 3:28 am
Noted. Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 3:33 am

Danny M (83)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 3:37 am
Done! Thank you!

Elsie Au (259)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 4:38 am
Signed all the petitions I can find on this and letter sent.

Nancy sands (448)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 6:06 am
Throw the bum out!

Patricia C (825)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 6:15 am
What a hypocrite! Signed, noted and shared.

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 6:16 am

Donna Hamilton (159)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 6:35 am
Signed. Remove this jerk from his post, now!

Joy Dantine (13)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 6:45 am
I signed; it is a no brainer. I worked with Dept of Natural Resources for a time. This is reflective of my awareness of ongoing mismanagement of a covert nature.

Mike H (252)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 8:53 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Dan Richards partisan to hunters, yet President of California Game Commision"

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 9:16 am
Noted and signed.

Claudia I (40)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 9:31 am

Kristy M (70)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 9:47 am

Joe R (190)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 9:59 am
Signed and noted.

Brenda Towers (0)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 10:29 am
Noted and signed.

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 10:31 am
noted, signed and shared

Nancy Roussy (79)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 10:34 am
Already signed and noted, thank you!

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 10:37 am
Already glady Signed and noted

Margaret B (88)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 10:46 am

Tuesday February 21, 2012, 10:51 am
Gladly signed he has to go, he is certainly not the right person for that job!!

Kimberly B (89)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 11:14 am
Signed & noted, thank you Ruth S. and Michelle!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 12:00 pm
Signed this petition several times. Hunters and fishermen are hired into these positions, and they are UNWORTHY of the jobs! We must demand that COMPASSIONATE and enlightened people who never harm life are given these jobs to protect sentient beings and their habitats.

michelle t (41)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 1:06 pm

Dorota Wisniewska (17)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 1:18 pm
signed and shared

Maria S (95)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 1:27 pm
Action taken. Thanks Michelle.

Mary T (178)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 1:41 pm
Signed and shared already.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 1:53 pm

Maria Gonzalez (299)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 1:56 pm
guys we have 1030 signatures in one, 740 the other...only 9000 more to go!
Thank you all, let's keep on spreading the word!
Thank you Michelle!

Michelle S (462)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 4:07 pm
Dear Friends: the individual who runs in the California Fish and Game Commission is Dan "Richards" not "Walker."

My sincere apology for the miscommunication. >^..^< Michelle

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 4:15 pm

Patricia E G (54)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 5:12 pm
Noted & Signed
For Resignation
2nd petition signed
Thank you Michelle

Let's Get This Guy!

Sarah G (109)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 5:31 pm
signed, thanks for posting

Lydia S (155)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 5:45 pm
Signed .

Sim R. (0)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 7:05 pm
Fact of, the matter, those of us that hunt ARE the ones that try and protect our wildlife. I guess a lot of people are ignorant to the damage that lions do to our PETS , wildlife, and livestock. Not to mention attacks on humans. The one comment for the human attacks is" we are crowding their habitat" ok, cool, then maybe we as humans should quit having kids, otherwise where will our kids , grandkids, great grandkids live? What about worrying about abused kids, women, and homeless people, first? We don't live in a fairy tale.

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 7:11 pm
Noted and signed.

Dany Strakova (123)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 7:23 pm
stupid psycho! that is what hunters are !

Michelle S (462)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 7:59 pm
Sim R., I think you are confused. This is the animal welfare community, not the disgruntled hunter community.

By the way, I'm not buying any of your rhetoric. I doubt if anyone else here is either.

IGNORANT!? Cougar attacks are rare and extremely circumstantial. Don't spread lies. We here in the animal welfare community are way too smart for that BS.

The most dangerous predators on earth are on two legs. And if you're afraid to live where there are cougars,
then get the hell out of their territory. Period.

Sinisa Martinovic (41)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 8:01 pm
signed & noted as always!!

Sim R. (0)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 10:12 pm
I believe that the statement made was far from rhetoric. Dan Richards took office to protect these animals, yes, and that means culling to prevent over population and disease. Far be it from your small minds to comprehend this fact. Mr. Richards legally took an animal, which if any of you would care to read a manual on the conservation of animals would see this is necessary. THE PURPOSE OF FISH AND GAME IS IN PART TO HELP MANAGE Animal and fish populations.

Fran F (118)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 10:50 pm
Done! Thank you, Michelle!

Jane Parker (70)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 11:12 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 22, 2012, 5:49 am
Don't you spell that T R A I T O R?

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday February 22, 2012, 7:07 am

. (0)
Wednesday February 22, 2012, 10:15 am
noted...get rid of this piece of garbage...he's not fit to even look at an animal

Tracey E (87)
Wednesday February 22, 2012, 11:05 am

Maria Gonzalez (299)
Wednesday February 22, 2012, 11:38 am
@ Sim, getting into c2 just to post how "conservation" is the new word for killing animals legally and having an excuse to do so has been done over and over

Stelizan L (258)
Wednesday February 22, 2012, 11:50 am
Yes, definitely unfit!!!

Katherine H (37)
Wednesday February 22, 2012, 1:21 pm
Done, thank you!

Carol C (97)
Wednesday February 22, 2012, 2:44 pm
Signed and Noted. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 23, 2012, 4:09 am
signed & noted with great pleasure, TY!

Yvonne F (181)
Friday February 24, 2012, 11:33 am
Thanks for posting this great petition! This has to be stopped!

Elizabeth P (99)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 6:30 am
Noted and Signed, Thank you.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Sunday February 26, 2012, 7:23 pm
Gladly signed

Grainne OCarroll (72)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 3:38 am
Signed and noted.

David N (19)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 4:29 am
Signed and noted.

Lena Rehberger (109)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 11:34 am
Noted and signed. Thanks for sharing!!!

Kim O (396)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 9:06 pm
Noted and signed! Thanks Michelle!!

bev g (128)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 7:54 pm
signed noted. One rule for one and one for another Sickening, All these preachers and high uppies think they have the right to anything. arseholes. Poor poor animals its all getting worse thru gREDD, CRUELNESS MONEY. ND FUN, fun to them barstads.

Teresa W (782)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 10:04 am
noted and signed

Teresa W (782)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 10:10 am
noted and signed

Jane Parker (70)
Monday April 16, 2012, 7:05 am
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