DRAFT: So, defend this......

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<p><img src="/images/25746/BlakeFischerkilledfamilyofbaboons_0.jpg" alt="" width="588" height="333" /></p> <p>(credit to the Washington Post for this article)</p> <p>Squatting amid loose red dirt and rocks, Blake Fischer posed for a picture, a triumphant grin stretching across his face. Arranged in front of him, resembling a macabre family picture, are the bodies of four baboons. The smallest one&#8217;s head is lolled back, its mouth slightly agape. Crimson blood stains its abdomen. A quiver of arrows is in the foreground.</p> <p>It is this photo that has landed Fischer, one of Idaho&#8217;s Fish and Game commissioners, in the middle of a firestorm of backlash, which includes an increasing number of calls for his resignation from a position he has held for four years, the Idaho Statesman first <a href="http://www.idahostatesman.com/outdoors/hunting/article219758365.html">reported</a>&#160;Friday.</p>" target="_blank"><p>It all began when Fischer and his wife returned from a hunting trip to Namibia last month. Fischer compiled photos of the animals the pair had hunted, which included a leopard, giraffe, impala and waterbuck, and sent the images along with descriptions of each kill to more than 100 people, KBOI reported.</p> <div class="jobsHQ-hotjobs-single">&#160;</div> <p>At the very top of Fischer's email was the picture of the baboons, according to the Statesman.</p> <p>"Fellas," Fischer wrote in the Sept. 17 email, according to the Idaho State Journal, "I have been back for a week, but have been hunting and trying to get caught up. Anyways, my wife and I went to Namibia for a week . . . first she wanted to watch me and 'get a feel' of Africa . . . so I shot a whole family of baboons. I think she got the idea quick."</p> <p>Fischer's email did not sit well with a number of people who received it, some of whom are former fish and game commissioners. The email and responses to it were obtained by local media outlets through a records request to the Idaho governor's office.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>So my question is....</p> <p>Who out here can defend this atrocity?</p> <p>I suspect there are a couple.</p> <p>Go for it....</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>I hope this guy dies a slow death and feels the pain these poor creatures did.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p>