2015 Blog

ESA Proposed Listings: Deadline 11.17.15

Deadline to comment is November 17, 2015. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing fourteen species of native herps for potential listings under the Endangered Species Act. Conservation efforts are critical for our native species, and others worldwide, as human expansion, habitat loss and pollution continue to decimate populations. These listings also have an impact on […]

CITES Listings: Deadline 10/26/15

Deadline to comment is October 26, 2015. The United States, as a Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), may propose amendments to the CITES Appendices for consideration at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. Conservation efforts are critical for species worldwide as human expansion, habitat loss […]

WI SB 241 and AB 333

WI SB 241 and AB 333

ALERT: WISCONSIN Update 12/23/15: AB 333 public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, January 5 at 10:00 AM. If attending the hearing, please review the information at this link. www.usark.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/WI-Public-Hearing-Testify.pdf. Never be afraid to speak at a hearing. You are simply educating the legislators and letting them know they have been fed misinformation from the animal rights activists. REMEMBER, you […]

(Untitled)

Lawsuit Update: FWS has filed a notice of appeal to the preliminary injunction granted to USARK. The Government has 14 days to file a docketing statement. USARK will then have 7 days following to file a statement. Then, we will wait for the Court of Appeals to enter an order for a briefing schedule. At […]

(Untitled)

Lawsuit UpdateJudge Moss has granted the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) joint motion to intervene in the USARK lawsuit. While the Court stated that a motion to intervene by HSUS alone may not have been sufficient, the CBD argument was ample to establish standing and allow intervention. This […]