Defenders of Wildlife; et al., v. US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Rifle Association of America, American Farm Bureau Federation; et al., and American Forest Resource Council, et al.


The Ninth Circuit has ruled that a coalition of farming groups have the right to intervene in a case challenging the decision to revive protections for gray wolves. The Court found that the coalition’s interest in the litigation, i.e., to ensure the protection of livestock, differed significantly from the interests of other parties. Other parties in the case include environmental groups and sporting interest clubs.

[To accompany Federal Case Law Update "Ninth Circuit Allows Farming Coalition to Join Gray Wolf Suit" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 153.]