SCI Needs Your Help to Fight WildEarth Guardians!

SCI Seeks Assistance to Defend Federal Policy Against Criminal Prosecutions of Hunters Who Accidentally Shoot Mexican Wolves

firstforhuntesWolfonrockWildEarth Guardians (WEG), an animal rights group, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) challenging the DOJ’s policy against seeking criminal prosecution of individuals who accidentally kill or harm threatened or endangered animals during the legal hunting of non-listed species. In particular, WEG is using this challenge to force the federal government to prosecute hunters who accidentally kill Mexican wolves while hunting coyotes. SCI hopes to intervene in the case to help the government defend this policy, and to help SCI members and other hunters avoid potential criminal liability under the Endangered Species Act.

In order to intervene in the case, SCI will need statements from members who can help us demonstrate to the court how the outcome of the WEG lawsuit might impact SCI and its members. If you are an SCI member who hunts coyotes in Arizona or New Mexico in areas occupied by Mexican wolves and would be willing to provide a sworn statement that SCI can submit to the court, please contact Jeremy Clare at jclare@safariclub.org. Or Jeremy Clare Litigation Associate Safari Club International – D.C. 501 2nd St, NE  Washington, DC 20002
Office: 202-543-8733

Please note that your participation in this effort will not establish an attorney/client relationship with SCI attorneys. Therefore, we cannot promise to keep confidential any information provided to us in this matter. For that reason, please share only information that you would be willing to make public.

Thank you for your willingness to help SCI defend the rights and opportunities of hunters.

 

 

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