Wolf Activists Ask For Last Minute Injunction

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Facing an Aug. 30 deadline when Idaho's wolf hunt season is scheduled to begin, the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Friends of the Clearwater and WildEarth Guardians are seeking an Emergency Injunction from the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the imminent hunt.

"Beginning in less than three weeks, hundreds of gray wolves that should be protected as an endangered species are about to be hunted and killed," said Mike Garrity, executive director of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies. "Our only option is to seek an injunction to stop the illegal killing of wolves."

On Aug. 3, U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ruled that the U.S. Congress was within its authority to remove Endangered Species Act protection from approximately 1,500 gray wolves in Montana and Idaho.

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