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Catering to Single Wolf Puts California in Courtroom

posted Sep 18, 2018, 11:58 PM by chloe owens

8/26/2018, by Bob Unruh, WND

Catering to Single Wolf Puts California in Courtroom

…The CESA designated the gray wolf as endangered last year, but the California Cattlemen’s Association and the California Farm Bureau, pointing out that the rules forbid them from even “chasing [a] wolf to the border of his or her property,” sued the California Fish and Game Commission, the Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Protection Information Center, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center and Cascadia Wildlands. Damien Schiff, senior attorney for Pacific Legal Foundation, which is representing the landowners, explained the opening brief was filed in the case and a hearing is scheduled in a few months. “We make three basic arguments,” he explained. “First, the listing violates the Act’s limitation to native flora and fauna, because it is based on the wanderings of OR-7, a wolf born in Oregon but derived from a population of Canadian wolves transported to Idaho in the 1990s by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. This population is part of the Northwestern or timber wolf subspecies of gray wolf, a type of wolf much larger and more voracious than the subspecies of wolf that may have been present in California prior to the wolf’s extirpation from the Golden State in the 1920s.”