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Safari Club International v. Kempthorne, et al. (Polar Bears)

A coalition of conservation and animal welfare organizations have intervened in a lawsuit brought by trophy hunting enthusiasts against the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service challenging the agency's decision to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The HSUS and other coalition members seek to defend the agency's decision in so far as it protects critically imperiled polar bears from the unnecessary and deleterious effects of trophy hunting.


Court or Agency: United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Plaintiff(s): Safari Club International
Defendant: Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of U.S. Dept. of Interior; H. Dale Hall, Director of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
HSUS Counsel: Ralph Henry & Jonathan Lovvorn
Outside Counsel: Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal
Status: Recently Filed

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