Endangered Species Act

Japanese macaques, along with 11 other primate species were first listed as threatened on October 19, 1976 by FWS.[1]  However, by special rule, 50 C.F.R. §17.40(c)(2) captive members of these species were exempted from protections under the Endangered Species Act by FWS.  Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has petitioned FWS

Conservation Force, a “non-profit 501(c)(3) public foundation formed to conserve wildlife and wild places,” along with several individuals and the Garden State Taxidermist Association, filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey’s Acting Attorney General and Bob Martin, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, claiming that two New Jersey laws banning “resident possession,

For the second time in the past few years, a federal court has awarded attorneys’ fees to a defendant accused of violating the ESA, “when the plaintiff’s claims are frivolous, unreasonable, or without foundation, or when the plaintiff has continued to litigate after they have clearly become so.” Wildearth Guardians v. Kirkpatrick, et al