Coalition Sues California for Allowing Use of Hunting Dogs with GPS Tracking Devices

Three animal protection organizations (Animal Legal Defense Fund, Public Interest Coalition, and Friends of Animals) are suing the California Fish and Game Commission for altering hunting regulations to allow hunters to employ dogs to chase potential prey to the point of exhaustion before using GPS trackers on the dogs’ collars to find the animal who is no longer able to run away and shoot them. The organizations argue that this decision violates the California Environmental Quality Act.