Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Superior court refuses to halt wolf control program

According to the Anchorage Daily News, an Alaska Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that the state of Alaska acted properly in establishing an emergency declaration that allowed the stalled wolf control program to be restarted. The same judge had closed the program down two weeks earlier citing that the Alaska Board of Game had failed to follow its own procedures. The judge had ruled on a suit that had been brought against the state by the Friends of Animals, and on Tuesday, ruled on a request for an injunction against the program.

The News reported that "Judge Sharon Gleason said the Board of Game was justified in creating a new wolf-control plan under an emergency declaration. She also said the board had made a good-faith effort to address the concerns she'd raised in a Jan. 17 ruling that temporarily halted the program."

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