"I found the post offensive, and I thought I needed to stand with the community and say what the police department thinks about it," Chief Burton said at the protest, The Tribune reported. "It was insensitive at best, and provocative at worst."
"We found substantial information indicating that a listing may be warranted," said Ken Burton, spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). "But it is important to note that protection of foreign species, if listed, is very indirect and very limited."