Citizens for Responsible Wildlife Management v. State, 71 P.3d 644 (Wash. 2003)

Case Summary:

We represented a coalition of animal protection organizations in three cases involving citizen initiatives to ban the use of certain cruel and indiscriminate trapping and poisoning methods in the States of California and Washington. In both cases, we intervened on behalf of the sponsors of the initiatives and worked with the State Attorney General Offices in their efforts to defend the voters' decisions to eliminate inhumane wildlife trapping. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejected, on standing grounds, the trappers' challenge to the California initiative. The Washington Supreme Court rejected, on state law grounds, the challenge to the Washington initiative.

Plaintiffs: Citizens for Responsible Wildlife Management, and individuals.

Court: Supreme Court of Washington