Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Safari Club law suit challenged by 8 anti groups

June 16, 2008

Environmental Groups to Defend Polar Bear Protections From Legal Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Greenpeace today filed court papers seeking to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Endangered Species Act listing for the polar bear.
The lawsuit, filed last month by the Safari Club, a trophy hunting advocacy group, seeks to challenge protections granted to the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act listing decision that was issued on May 15, 2008.
In a separate filing, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Humane Society of the United States, and Defenders of Wildlife also sought participation in the lawsuit.

In 2005, The Center for Biological Diversity, NRDC, and Greenpeace petitioned to have the polar bear listed under the Endangered Species Act due to factors such as global warming and prevailed in a separate lawsuit in California that forced the Bush administration to issue the listing decision. In that case, which is ongoing, the groups are challenging the administration's attempt to reduce protections for polar bears under the Endangered Species Act through a special exemption that effectively waives consideration of the effect of greenhouse gases on the demise of polar bears.

So the Battle continues and will continue unless sportsmen step up and challenge every thing the antis come out with. Sportsmen need to start making the news on a national level themselves, not after the antis mention us in their news.
Regards, BPB

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