December 4, 2022

D.C. Court of Appeals Overturns Wyoming Wolf Protection Ruling

On March 3, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, overturned a previous ruling that had placed wolves in Wyoming back under protection of the Endangered Species Act. Gray wolves in Wyoming are now under the management of the State and the 2012 Wolf Management Plan has been reinstated. Below is a copy of the Court of Appeals ruling:

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Court rejects plan to kill more wolves in Washington

*Editor’s Comment* – As was related to me yesterday, the Courts will never find sufficient analysis when dealing with wolves. And, it’s a real gut-buster to read some animal pervert, anti-human representative of radical Environmentalism claim the high ground of “Best Available Science” while disparaging other’s “antiquated” science, “anti-wolf rhetoric” and “myth.”

A federal judge has rejected plans by a federal agency to assist in the killing of problem wolves in Washington state, the Associated Press reports.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Bryan on Dec. 17 ruled that the Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services should have prepared a more in-depth environmental analysis of the proposed killing of wolves.The ruling favored conservation groups that sued the agency.

Source: Court rejects plan to kill more wolves in Washington | The Spokesman-Review


Legal Options for U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance and WGL Wolves

Columbus, OH –( Dec. 20, a federal district court judge in Washington D.C. struck down the delisting of wolves in the western Great Lakes region, and returned them to federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.

This move was not based upon the population of wolves—which have clearly recovered in the area—but instead, U.S. District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell ruled that until wolves are re-established in their historical range (which would apparently include New York City, Washington D.C., Seattle, etc.) they cannot be considered recovered in Michigan, Minnesota or Wisconsin, no matter how large the wolf populations in those three states.<<<Read More>>>