Private Citizen Wins Case Against Center for Biological Diversity

The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) is no novice when it comes to lawsuits. The CBD has filed numerous lawsuits in the past decade against the federal government and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over perceived endangered species. From tiny fish to frogs to polar bears, if it’s alive, it’s possibly included in a CBD lawsuit.  This tactic does sometimes backfire.

Seems when the CBD decided to sue the U.S. Forest Service about cattle grazing allotments in 2002, it accused Arizona ranchers Jim and Sue Chilton of stewardship abuse. Read more

RMEF Moves to Fight Wolf Lawsuit

MISSOULA, Mont.-The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is seeking to defend the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s authority to manage and control wolves as part of a state-approved plan.

Oregon wildlife officials recently announced the agency would use lethal means to stop two wolves known to habitually kill livestock in Wallowa County. Animal rights and wolf activist groups sued the state, claiming that any loss of wolves could cause “irreparable harm” to wolf recovery in Oregon. That argument was rejected in a previous lawsuit heard in a Montana federal court. But an Oregon court granted a temporary stay to stop the search for the two wolves until the legal merits of the case can be considered.  Read more

Congress Considers Testimony on Lawsuit Reform

The abuses by animal-rights groups and environmentalists have gone on far too long.  It’s good to see that this proposed legislation is moving forward…

MISSOULA, Mont.-In testimony before a Congressional committee, Boone and Crockett Club president emeritus Lowell E. Baier told committee members that H.R. 1996, the Government Savings Litigation Act, will help America’s fish, wildlife and natural resources agencies do their jobs.

The legislation will benefit conservation and sound wildlife management by bringing fairness, transparency and accountability to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). Read more

More Trouble from Mexico?

By Glen Wunderlich

The news from Mexico never seems to be good. Illegal aliens, drug cartels, gun running and killing of tourists are just a few of the negative phrases linked to our neighbors south of the border. But, finally some good news – a victory of sorts, if you will for animal rightists: The Mexican Environmental Department has released five Mexican gray wolves just south of the U.S. Mexican border in an effort to re-establish the species in its historic range.

The hope of supporters is that the release will provide the impetus to develop a thriving population of wild canine carnivores in New Mexico and Arizona.

What we have found in the U.S., however, is that it is much easier to start the snowball rolling downhill Read more

NRA Victory in Arizona Battle Over Use of Lead Ammunition

In a major legal victory, a federal judge has ruled in favor of the National Rifle Association and the federal Bureau of Land Management, throwing a lawsuit filed by an environmental group, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), out of U.S. District Court in Phoenix, Ariz. The case is Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Safari Club International had joined the case as a “friend of the court” and assisted NRA with its successful efforts. Read more

Mexico Releases Gray Wolves in Arizona Area

Five radio-collared gray wolves have been released by Mexico near the Arizona border in an effort to re-establish the species in its historic range.

Similar work began in 1998 in the U.S.and has led to court battles between animal rights whackos and normal people trying to make a living raising livestock.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/01b19dea3d8e4945ab40cf30322c1b45/NM–Endangered-Wolf-Mexico/

Wolf Hunt to Proceed in Montana, Injunction Denied

Tuesday,the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals turned down a request for an emergency injunction that would have shut down wolf hunting in the Rocky Mountains.

General rifle season opens in Montana Saturday and it looks like opportunitic hunters will be able to eliminate some of the predators.

The court said it will consider the the animal activist whackos’ motion for an injunction when oral arguments are presented on a pending appeal Nov. 8.

http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_a0934cc4-f9ca-11e0-b486-001cc4c002e0.html

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