Animal advocates to deprive governor who hunted for a bear his friendship with Zyuganov
The social activists appealed personally to the leader of the Communist Party.
The All-Russian Society for the Conservation of Nature (VOOP) has written a letter to Chairman of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov, urging him to deal with Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergey Levchenko, who is also a member of the party and participated in poaching of a bear. This is reported by RAPSI.
Authors of the statement insist that the party commission should apply disciplinary sanctions against Levchenko.
“In this case, the governor’s high post and the friendly relations with you cannot be a defense or an indulgence, this only increases the social significance of the offense and casts a shadow on the whole party and personally on you,” the VOOP’s message to Zyuganov says.
As previously reported by The CrimeRussia, the video showing the governor hunting for a bear caused a wide public response. In the video, Levchenko is shooting the animal, and his companion comments: “We’re gonna take great pictures!”
In late December, a criminal case of illegal hunting was initiated in Irkutsk.
Video: 18+. How many animals did Irkutsk Governor Levchenko shot during hunting? Shocking video! Call for immediate resignation!