Challenging the Use of GPS Tracking Devices on Hunting Dogs Without Environmental Assessment (2016)
Public Interest Coalition v California Fish and Game Commission
The Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the CA Fish and Game Commission, challenging the agency's decision to allow hunters to outfit hunting dogs with GPS tracking devices and “treeing switches" without doing required environmental testing.
In 2016, the Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the California Fish and Game Commission, challenging the agency’s decision to allow hunters to outfit hunting dogs with GPS tracking devices and “treeing switches.”
The lawsuit, filed in California state court on behalf of the Public Interest Coalition, alleged that the Commission violated the California Environmental Quality Act in failing to examine a range of ways their decision would significantly impact wildlife.
Our lawsuit petitioned the California court system to prevent the Commission from allowing GPS collars until it properly examined the unlawful toll its decision will have on the welfare of California’s wildlife heritage.
In response to the lawsuit, the Commission revisited the amendment. Subsequently, the lawsuit was dismissed.
Coalition Urges Humboldt County to Void Illegal Lethal Contract with Federal Wildlife-Killing Agency
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
Letter sent on April 30, 2019
Klein v. Barbour County Commission
Volar Society v. Barks Adoptions