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Humane Society of United States files gray wolf lawsuit against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [View all]

Source: Petoskey News

Humane Society of United States files gray wolf lawsuit against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Morgan Sherburne (231) 439-9394 - msherburne@petoskeynews.com
8:57 a.m. EST, February 13, 2013

The Humane Society of the United States filed a lawsuit against Michigan and two other Great Lakes states, calling for protection of the gray wolf in all three states.

"Plaintiffs, animal protection and conservation organizations, challenge the decision of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to strip gray wolves in the Great Lakes region of protection under the Endangered Species Act," says the opening of the lawsuit document.

Too, the lawsuit objects to the gray wolf's delisting because it says the Endangered Species Act requires protection for a species that is endangered throughout its historic range. Currently, the gray wolf is present "across just five percent of its historic range," says the lawsuit.

But organizations that support the wolves' delisting and a potential hunt of the wolf say populations are healthy, particularly across the three states named in the lawsuit.
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