WAR FOR PLANET OF THE APES

Idaho con­ser­va­tion of­fi­cial forced out af­ter butcher­ing ba­boon fam­ily

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WILDLIFE big­wig Blake Fis­cher made a mon­key out of him­self and was forced to re­sign from Idaho’s Fish and Game Com­mis­sion af­ter boast­ing about wip­ing out an en­tire fam­ily of ba­boons dur­ing a kill-crazy African sa­fari!

De­spite tak­ing an oath to pro­tect crit­ters as part of his cushy po­si­tion, Fis­cher and his mis­sus trav­eled nearly 10,000 miles from home — just to slaugh­ter an­i­mals!

The Namibia sa­fari death toll was 14 crea­tures — in­clud­ing the ba­boons, a gi­raffe, a leop­ard, an im­pala, a sable an­te­lope, a wa­ter­buck, a kudu, a warthog, an oryx and an eland.

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Ot­ter de­manded the blood­thirsty butcher’s res­ig­na­tion af­ter a photo of Fis­cher was leaked by pals, show­ing him beam­ing with his trusty bow and ar­rows as he posed over four dead ba­boons — with the lit­tlest smeared in blood.

“So I shot a whole fam­ily of ba­boons,” he boasts in an email sent to friends.

For­mer com­mis­sioner Keith Stone­braker was dis­gusted by the slaugh­ter, since fiendish Fis­cher is part of a com­mis­sion sworn to “pre­serve, pro­tect and per­pet­u­ate” wildlife in the woodsy state.

“They killed a whole fam­ily, in­clud­ing small ba­boons, and I think that’s re­volt­ing,” he fumes.

For­mer com­mis­sioner Fred Trevey also called for Fis­cher’s res­ig­na­tion, adding he didn’t think killing a fam­ily of pri­mates was “sports­man­like.”

Fis­cher first in­sisted he “didn’t do any­thing il­le­gal, un­eth­i­cal or im­moral,” de­spite us­ing a bow and ar­rows, which can some­times cause an an­i­mal to suf­fer as it bleeds out.

But the over­whelm­ing out­rage drove him to re­sign from the com­mis­sion. He had been reap­pointed to a sec­ond fouryear term in June — three months be­fore his slay spree.

In his res­ig­na­tion, Fis­cher ad­mit­ted he’d used “poor judge­ment” dur­ing the hunt and “did not dis­play an ap­pro­pri­ate level of sports­man­ship and re­spect for the an­i­mals I har­vested.”

While he said his ac­tions on the sa­fari were “out of char­ac­ter,” he added, “it is best for the ci­ti­zens of Idaho that I re­sign my post.”

Gov. Butch Ot­ter (in­set) called forBlake Fis­cher to re­sign af­ter see­ing ev­i­dence of his bloody sa­fari

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