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Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Resigns After Criticism of His African Hunting Trip

Animals  (tags: wildlife, AnimalWelfare, Extreme Animal Cruelty, slaughtered, African Wildlife )

- 35 days ago -
Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer resigned Monday, three days after the Statesman first reported on criticism Fischer faced for sharing photos of an African hunting trip. He was asked to resign by Gov. Butch Otter, the governorâEUR(TM)s


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Barb Knight (1694)
Monday October 15, 2018, 4:09 pm
Just saw this on World News Tonight and it's upset me so much I can't stop shaking...

Pat B (356)
Monday October 15, 2018, 4:18 pm
Heartbreaking for those animals that he hunted, and killed.
So very, very, very sad.

Thanks, Barb for the post. xo

Freya H (345)
Monday October 15, 2018, 4:23 pm
What a hypocrite!

Nita L (125)
Monday October 15, 2018, 5:29 pm
I've signed several petitions for him to resign. I'm glad he did resign. I wish he would go to prison.
Thank you dear Barb.

Glennis W (395)
Monday October 15, 2018, 5:57 pm
Cruel BASTARD Thank you for caring and sharing Barb

MmAway M (516)
Monday October 15, 2018, 7:26 pm
"Otter returned from an out-of-state speaking engagement Monday specifically to handle the Fischer situation, said the governor’s spokesman, Jon Hanian.

“I have high expectations and standards for every appointee in state government,” Otter said in a press release. “Every member of my administration is expected to exercise good judgment. Commissioner Fischer did not. Accordingly, I have accepted his resignation from the Idaho Fish and Game Commission.”

The governor’s office received 1,134 emails and more than 320 phone calls about Fischer, Hanian said. All but nine of the emails and two of the phone calls disapproved of Fischer, he said.

Fischer apologized to Idaho’s hunters and anglers in his resignation letter, which you can read in full at the end of this report.

“I recently made some poor judgments that resulted in sharing photos of a hunt in which I did not display an appropriate level of sportsmanship and respect for the animals I harvested,” Fischer wrote in his resignation letter, which was provided by the governor’s office. “While these actions were out of character for me, I fully accept responsibility and feel it is best for the citizens of Idaho and sportsmen and women that I resign my post. I apologize to the hunters and anglers of Idaho who I was appointed to represent and I hope that my actions will not harm the integrity and ethic of the Idaho Fish & Game Department moving forward.”

I understand darling Barb YOUR ANGER. Apparently he is OUT. Am I wrong? I looked in ~ I think this EVIL POS IS OUT!!! Apparently this person got Out with only a few calls/e-mails/personal letters. If only we could take care of the rest of those FOOLS With those low numbers I would be delighted!

Thanks dear BarbCat! If this moron is gone it is a done deal, if not, let me know and I will attempt to help darling!

Colleen L (3)
Monday October 15, 2018, 7:41 pm
He should be placed in prison for his sins. I also signed petitions. Glad he out.
Thanks Barb

Barb Knight (1694)
Tuesday October 16, 2018, 1:18 pm
I believe someone should to write a petition demanding he goes to jail for murdering all those animals.

MmAway M (516)
Thursday October 18, 2018, 3:15 pm
Sadly darling, most people get away with being EVIL. While we can do all we can when it doesn't happen it does stick in our hearts like a knife.

Thank you Barb for your CARING HEART!!!
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