PRESS RELEASE: Ninth Circuit Denies Emergency Injunction To Stop Wolf Hunts…For Now!!

Press Release

Mike Garrity
Alliance for the Wild Rockies 406 459-5936

Mike Garrity, Executive Director of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies said, “The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied today, prior to oral argument, our request for an injunction to stop the hunting of wolves (meaning no injunction will be granted before hearing before the Ninth Circuit on November 8th).  The Court will take up our emergency motion request after the government has a chance to respond by filing a reply brief no later than October 28, 2011.”

“Unfortunately this means wolves will be hunted and trapped in Idaho and hunted in Montana for at least another three weeks.  We remain optimistic that we can still stop wolf hunting at the hearing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on November 8th and we are thankful at least the Ninth Circuit will consider our arguments,” concluded Garrity.

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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
ALLIANCE FOR THE WILD ROCKIES;
FRIENDS OF THE CLEARWATER;
WILDEARTH GUARDIANS,
Plaintiffs – Appellants,
MONTANA FARM BUREAU
FEDERATION; IDAHO FARM
BUREAU FEDERATION; MOUNTAIN
STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION;
SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL;
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF
AMERICA; WILDLIFE
CONSERVATION GROUPS,
Intervenors – Pending,
and
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL
DIVERSITY; CASCADIA WILDLANDS,
Plaintiffs,
v.
KEN SALAZAR, in his official capacity
as United States Secretary of the Interior;
ROWAN GOULD, in his official capacity
as Acting Director of the United States
Fish and Wildlife Service; UNITED
STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE
SERVICE,
No. 11-35661
D.C. Nos. 9:11-cv-00070-DWM
9:11-cv-00071-DWM
District of Montana,
Missoula
ORDER
FILED
OCT 18 2011
MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK
U.S. COURT OF APPEALS
Case: 11-35661 10/18/2011 ID: 7932082 DktEntry: 69 Page: 1 of 3

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Defendants – Appellees.
ALLIANCE FOR THE WILD ROCKIES;
FRIENDS OF THE CLEARWATER;
WILDEARTH GUARDIANS,
Plaintiffs,
and
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL
DIVERSITY; CASCADIA
WILDLANDS; WESTERN
WATERSHEDS PROJECT,
Plaintiffs – Appellants,
MONTANA FARM BUREAU
FEDERATION; IDAHO FARM
BUREAU FEDERATION; MOUNTAIN
STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION;
SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL;
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF
AMERICA,
Intervenors – Pending,
v.
KEN SALAZAR, in his official capacity
as United States Secretary of the Interior;
ROWAN GOULD, in his official capacity
as Acting Director of the United States
Fish and Wildlife Service; UNITED
STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE
No. 11-35670
D.C. Nos. 9:11-cv-00070-DWM
9:11-cv-00071-DWM
District of Montana,
Missoula
Case: 11-35661 10/18/2011 ID: 7932082 DktEntry: 69 Page: 2 of 3

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SERVICE,
Defendants – Appellees.
Plaintiffs-Appellants’ emergency motion for injunction pending appeal is
DENIED to the extent it seeks relief prior to oral argument. Defendants-Appellees
are directed to file responses to the motion no later than October 28, 2011.
Plaintiffs-Appellants’ motion for injunction pending appeal will be considered at
the time of oral argument on November 8, 2011.

FOR THE COURT:
MOLLY C. DWYER
CLERK OF COURT
By: Samantha Miller
Deputy Clerk

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