“Come on, we’re losing her!”
Pauley Perrette’s days of fighting crime on “NCIS” may be over, but the same cannot be said for her animal activism.
The actress, 49, took to Twitter over the weekend to call for the resignation of Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer after he shared graphic images from his guided hunting trip in Africa.
In an email obtained by the Idaho Statesman, Fischer boasted about shooting more than a dozen animals with his wife in Namibia last month, including a giraffe, leopard, impala and a family of baboons. The outlet reports Fischer sent images and descriptions of his hunt to more than 100 recipients.
“What kind of monster kills giraffes and a family of baboons including a mother clutching her baby to impress his wife? And proudly posts it?” Perrette said in a series of tweets Sunday.
She joined a score of people, including Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, asking Fischer to step down: “REMOVE HIM NOW! This is NOT A GAME! Monster.”
The former “NCIS” star referred to Fischer as a “smiling jerk,” referencing the hunter’s ecstatic grin while posing with his prey.
Perrette got her wish a day later. Fischer resigned from his job as Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner following mass backlash.
“I recently made some poor judgement that resulted in sharing photos of a hunt in which I did not display an appropriate level of sportsmanship and respect for the animals I harvested,” Fischer wrote in his resignation letter.
USA TODAY has reached out to Perrette in regards to Fischer leaving his post.
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