April 25, 2017

Victims of dangerous captive wildlife attacks are calling for a change to the law that does not require license holders to carry liability insurance.  These victims call for a change in the law which only requires license holders to either purchase a $2 million dollar liability insurance policy, pay the Florida Wildlife Commission $10,000, show a $10,000 letter of credit, or post a $10,000 bond.  Several victims who were injur...

April 25, 2017

The Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, one of the more influential circuit courts of appeal partly because of its role in regulatory review, has ruled that under the Lacey Act the Fish and Wildlife Service does not have the authority to regulate interstate trade of reptiles and other "injurious" species.  The agency interpreted the statute's 1960 amendment restricting trade of "injurious" species as a broad mandate...

April 25, 2017

In the political debates about whether a wall should be built between the U.S. and Mexico, little attention has been paid to the impact such a wall would have on animals whose habitats the wall would sever.  An estimated 800 species, of which more than 100 are endangered, will be affected by construction of an impenetrable wall.  An existing fence across some of that border already bisects and isolates public and private lands...

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