U.S. Humane Society to File Lawsuit; Restore Federal Protection for Great Lakes Wolves

By KBJR News 1

U.S. Humane Society to File Lawsuit; Restore Federal Protection for Great Lakes Wolves

October 15, 2012 Updated Oct 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM CST

Washington D.C. (Northland's NewsCenter) --- On the first day of Wisconsin's wolf hunting season, the Humane Society of the United States and The Fund for Animals announced that they will be filing a lawsuit to restore the Great Lakes wolves under federal protection.

The groups have filed a 60 day notice of their intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in order to restore federal protections for Great Lakes wolves under the Endangered Species Act.

The groups have also asked Minnesota and Wisconsin to postpone their wolf hunting seasons until the merits of this lawsuit can be decided.

If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service does not reconsider the delisting rule over the next 60 days, the groups will ask a federal court to reinstate federal Endangered Species Act protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region.

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