Despite numerous campaigns to ban trophy hunting, there are still people who go out, shoot wild animals and pose proudly for photos of their corpses.
The last to try to boast after firing on defenseless animals is the Idaho Fish and Game commissioner, Blake Fischer. The man shared photos of himself, along with a family of dead baboons, during a hunting trip to Africa.
Now Blake is facing resignation requests after sharing the pictures of the hunting trip with more than 100 friends and colleagues. Fischer and his wife shot at least 14 animals in Namibia, including a giraffe, leopard, impala, sable antelope, waterbuck, kudu, warthog, gemsbok and eland.
Reports claim Fischer also bragged about how he had killed a family of baboons. The man sent a picture of himself smiling with the monkeys, saying that his wife wanted to see him hunt since it was her first trip to Africa.
Former fish and game commissioner Fred Trevey, who held the post from 2007 to 2015, was among those calling for Fischer to resign. “I’m sure what you did was legal, however, legal doesn’t make it right,” Trevey wrote.
Steve Adler of Idaho for Wildlife said, “He killed the whole baboon family and you’ve got little junior laying there in mom’s lap. You just don’t do that.” However, despite all the reactions, Fischer said he wouldn’t be apologizing for the hunt.
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