Animal Advocate Named to State Wildlife Board

Nevada hunters are up in arms about the selection and approval of an animal rights activist for the Nevada Wildlife Commission.

Commission Chairman Jack Robb said times have changed and the selection of Karen Summers Layne, 65, will bring diverse, new perspectives. Hunters are fearful Layne – who is the president of the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society – will continue efforts to end or curtail hunting, as she did against bear hunting two years ago. Bear hunting still is allowed in Nevada.

Layne was appointed to the nine-member board on Oct. 3 by Gov. Brian Sandoval.

“Putting someone like that on the board is just a slap in the face to people who hunt and fish in this state,” said Andrew Williams, a 49-year old hunter from Fernley.

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