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.
After Images of Employee’s Injury from Animal Attack Surface – OSHA Complaint Filed Against Texas Wild Animal Dealer and Roadside Zoo Owner
After Images of Employee’s Injury from Animal Attack Surface – OSHA Complaint Filed Against Texas Wild Animal Dealer and Roadside Zoo OwnerGraphic images of wound are posted on Tik-Tok by an employee of Gator Park — a facility owned and operated by Jason Clay.April 7, 2022 Press Release
The lawsuit alleges federally endangered and threatened animals such as the tigers, lions, and ring-tailed lemurs are receiving inadequate care at Tiger CreekMarch 16, 2022 Press Release
Complaint Demands USDA Provide Oversight of Animal Exhibitors on Social Media Operating Without LicensesThe complaint asks the agency to enforce the Animal Welfare Act to protect animals exploited on social media platformsFebruary 2, 2022 Press Release
Animal Legal Defense Fund v. USDA
Complaint to USDA submitted February 2022