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Wildlife board member quits amid YouTube controversy

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The one-minute video shows an interaction between a dog and bobcat The one-minute video shows an interaction between a dog and bobcat
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Tracy Truman, the vice chair of Clark County's wildlife advisory board, resigned Wednesday following weeks of criticism in connection with a video that showed him taunting a trapped animal.

The resignation was effective immediately, according to the county, and no successor was named.

Truman told FOX5 that he received death threats after posting a one-minute video of a bobcat snared in a trap. He can be heard on the video telling his dog to, "Get him boy."

The video was eventually posted on YouTube, leading animal rights activists to condemn Truman's behavior and drawing the attention of the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

Truman defended the video, saying he was trying to teach his dog to locate -- but not make contact with -- the trapped animal.

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