Challenge the Wildlife Services for Failing to Comply with NEPA
Center for Biological Diversity v APHIS
The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services agency for failing to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.
In July 2017, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services agency for failing to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires the agency to account for the harm it causes to native Californian wildlife, including coyotes, foxes, and bobcats.
The lawsuit, filed in conjunction with the Center for Biological Diversity, Western Watersheds Project, Project Coyote, the Animal Welfare Institute, and WildEarth Guardians, asked the court to order Wildlife Services to update its environmental analysis to comply with NEPA.
Because of this lawsuit, in October 2017 Wildlife Services agreed to comply with its obligations under NEPA and conduct an environmental analysis of wildlife management activities in California’s North District. We dismissed the lawsuit in exchange for this settlement agreement and will monitor the agency’s compliance as it conducts its updated review.
Today the California Ecosystems Protection Act, passed out of the California Assembly. Authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom and sponsored by ALDF and a coalition of wildlife protection groups, the bill bans second generation anticoagulant rodenticides.May 6, 2019 Press Release
New York City is on the verge of historic change – it could be the next city to ban the sale of fur! The Animal Legal Defense Fund is a proud member of Fur-Free NYC, the coalition working to end the sale of fur in the city. But we need your help!
Coalition Urges Humboldt County to Void Illegal Lethal Contract with Federal Wildlife-Killing AgencyToday, a coalition of animal protection and conservation groups sent a letter to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and Humboldt County Agriculture Commissioner, urging them to terminate their contract with the USDA.April 30, 2019 Press Release
Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Kirstjen M. Nielsen
Letter sent on April 30, 2019
Dakota Rural Action v. United States Department of Agriculture