Fund for Animals v. Clark, 27 F. Supp. 2d 8 (D.D.C. 1998)

Case Summary:

We represented the Fund For Animals in a challenge to a joint plan by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Department of Agriculture, and the State of Wyoming to kill "excess" bison on federal lands in Jackson, Wyoming. After the Fund learned that defendants were planning to institute a controlled "hunt" for the purpose of reducing the size of the bison herd, we filed a request for a preliminary injunction in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, arguing that the program violated the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. After finding that the agencies' own practice of artificially feeding bison and elk was the actual cause of the alleged "overpopulation" of bison, the District Court issued an injunction prohibiting the killing of any member of the Jackson Bison Herd on federal lands in the Jackson Hole area.

Plaintiffs: The Fund for Animals and individuals.

Court: United States District Court for the District of Columbia