Paws Up! To the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for upholding protections for grizzly bears in the Endangered Species Act.
July 14th, 2020
In 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) delisted the grizzly bear of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks region after 45 years on the Endangered Species List. This decision put roughly 700 bears in danger. Trophy hunters wasted no time–not long after FWS announced their decision to remove the bears from the Endangered Species List, Wyoming and Idaho allowed dozens of bears to be hunted and killed.
Several animal welfare organizations, as well as the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, fought against this decision and won when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Montana’s District Court opinion that the Yellowstone region’s grizzly bears be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
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