Update: After public outcry, Idaho Governor C.L. Otter asked for Blake Fischer's resignation from his position as Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner. “I have high expectations and standards for every appointee in state government,” said Governor Otter said. “Every member of my administration is expected to exercise good judgment. Commissioner Fischer did not.” Fischer resigned and apologized.
An entire family of baboons was just killed by someone who has a lot of power over the ethics of hunting here in the U.S.
Even hunters were appalled by what Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer did on a hunting trip to Africa, after he came back home and sent around an email bragging about it.
Fischer returned from his trip and sent an email to over 100 of his friends and colleagues sharing photographs of his kills — and many of Fischer’s connections (even those who are hunters themselves) were shocked.
According to Fischer's email, his wife wanted him to watch him hunt as soon as they arrived in Africa. "So I shot a whole family of baboons," he wrote, captioning a photograph of the dead baboon family. "I think she got the idea quick.” Fischer is shown posing over them, grinning. A baby baboon was collapsed in an adult baboon’s lap.