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Wildlife Chief Under Fire


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Courtesy Western Outdoor News
Dan Richards poses with the mountain lion he killed in Idaho.
Courtesy Western Outdoor News
Dan Richards poses with the mountain lion he killed in Idaho.

A majority of California Assembly members and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom are calling for the head of the state Fish and Game Commission, Dan Richards, to resign after he was photographed posing with a mountain lion he killed in Idaho. It's legal to kill mountain lions in that state, but not in California -- and critics say the head of the wildlife commission is sending the wrong message. Should Richards resign?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Bill Karr, Northern California editor for Western Outdoor News
  • Jennifer Fearing, chief economist and California senior state director of the Humane Society of the United States
  • Paul Rogers, environment reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and managing editor of Quest, KQED's science and environment series
  • William Newsom, retired appellate justice and former president of the Mountain Lion Preservation Foundation

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