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National Audubon Society v. Davis (Leghold Traps)


Intervening defendant in Federal court action challenging California voter's enactment of Proposition 4 restricting cruel traps and poisons. In a resounding defeat, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued a brief opinion in January 2006 which noted that the trappers' "mere disagreement with a law of general application" could not be used as a basis to challenge Proposition 4.


 

Court or Agency: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Plaintiff(s): National Audubon Society, National Trappers Association
Defendant: State of California, The HSUS, The Fund for Animals, Protect Pets and Wildlife coalition.
HSUS Counsel: Jonathan Lovvorn
Outside Counsel:
Status: Completed