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HSUS Threatens Lawsuit to Overturn Western Great Lakes Wolf Delisting

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HSUS Threatens Lawsuit to Overturn Western Great Lakes Wolf Delisting

On Monday, October 15th, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and its Fund for Animals filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the removal of the Western Great Lakes region wolves from the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). A 60-day notice of intent to sue is a required procedural step before filing a lawsuit against the Service under the Endangered Species Act.

In December 2011, the Service officially removed the Western Great Lakes wolves from the ESA. The long overdue move restored state management of exploding wolf populations in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and some portions of adjoining states where wolves have been wreaking havoc on livestock, pets, and wildlife populations.

This latest move by HSUS seeks to overturn the delisting and remove these states’ ability to manage their wolf populations.

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  • OLD KUTE

    We have stopped giving to the Humane Society. Their TV adds are enticing but it is actions like this that have caused us to stop donating to them. If all hunters and people who want to see wildlife managed properly would stop giving to the HS, then maybe they would get the message. Like PETA, they are drowning in an emotional quagmire which has fogged their brains to the reality of wildlife management.

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