California Legislature and Governor Still Need to Hear Your Support of Commissioner Richards
Contact your state Legislators and the Governor TODAY!
On Tuesday, the California Fish and Game Commission held a meeting in Riverside. This meeting was standing room only and an overflow room was also filled with supporters for Commissioner Dan Richards. There were a few anti-hunters in attendance who spoke out against Commissioner Richards, but the overwhelming majority were there to save a fellow hunter-conservationist from losing his job.
Recently, Dan Richards, President of the California Fish and Game Commission, went on a successful and legal mountain lion hunt in Idaho. The extremist organizations, such as HSUS, saw this as an opportunity to rid the Commission of a life-long hunter who opposes their radical agenda to ultimately ban all hunting in California and, eventually, in America. It was HSUS CEO, Wayne Pacelle, who said, “We are going to use the ballot box and the democratic process to stop all hunting in the United States ... We will take it species by species until all hunting is stopped in California. Then we will take it state by state.” We cannot let this happen!
The anti-hunting state Senators and Assembly Members are also demanding Richards’ removal to help fulfill their dream of a Commission that is dominated by non-hunters who share the radical philosophy of HSUS and PETA.
The truth is that hunters are needed on the Commission in order to benefit conservation and wildlife management. They are the ones who truly understand the wildly successful North American Wildlife Conservation Model and the fact that hunters pay the way for conservation in California and throughout the country. In fact, most fish and game departments across the country get the lion’s share of their funding from sportsmen.
California hunters now need to focus their attention on calling their state Senator and Assembly Member, along with Governor Jerry Brown. Your CALLS AND E-MAILS are critical because a vote to remove Dan Richards by the California Legislature is all that’s needed to allow the minority of radicals to prevail in their quest. If they are allowed to succeed, it will have long-term negative consequences for all of California’s hunters and wildlife.
For contact information or help identifying your state Senator, please click here.http://www.nramedia.org/t/476046/7229474/11565/0/
For contact information or help identifying your state Assembly Member, please click here. http://www.nramedia.org/t/476046/7229474/11566/0/
Contact information for Governor Brown can be found below.
Governor Jerry Brown
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
Email web form: http://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php