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Ranchers challenge ‘endangered’ listing of gray wolf

January 30, 2017 I By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

The listing of the California Gray Wolf as an endangered species has caused ranchers throughout the state concerned of the damage caused by wolves.

The California Fish and Game Commission has neglected sound scientific analysis, undermined sensible wildlife protections — and violated state law — by unjustifiably adding the gray wolf to the state’s list of “endangered” species.

So argues a lawsuit filed today by Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and the California Farm Bureau Federation. Filed in California Superior Court, the lawsuit challenges the commission’s listing of the gray wolf under the California Endangered Species Act. The listing took effect on January 1, 2017, a little over a year after a divided commission approved it on a controversial 3-1 vote.

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