After a grueling night of watching Wisconsin pass their horrendous wolf hunting bill, now this, it’s almost too much to stand. The wolves are suffering and dying because of Obama’s decision back in the Spring of 2009 to delist them and we’re never been able to overcome that. Just once the wolves were free, in August of 2010, when Judge Molloy relisted them but we had so little time to celebrate before the haters figured out how to get around the courts and politically delist wolves. I hope this decision is appealed. This is a very, very dark day for wolves and wolf advocates.
Appeals Court Allows Wolf Hunts
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: March 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM ET
The ruling from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Congress had the right to intervene when it stripped protections from wolves last spring.
Lawmakers stepped in after court rulings kept wolves on the endangered list for years after they reached recovery goals. Wildlife advocates claimed in their lawsuit that Congress violated the separation of powers by interfering with the courts.
But in an opinion authored by Judge Mary Schroeder, the court said Congress was within its rights, and that lawmakers had appropriately amended the Endangered Species Act to deal with Northern Rockies wolves.
That amendment marked the first time Congress has forcibly removed a species’ endangered status. It was tacked onto a federal budget bill by Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson and Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.
“This case has made it clear that those who persist in trying to manage wildlife through the courts, in spite of all scientific evidence that this species has recovered, no longer have a defensible position,” Simpson said Wednesday.
Michael Robinson with the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the groups that sued to restore protections, said a Supreme Court appeal was possible but no decision had been made.
“We’re very disappointed and very saddened,” Robinson said. “Hundreds of wolves have been hunted and trapped and snared, and they are essential to their ecosystem.”
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