Lawsuit by Activists Halts Wolf Pack Kill Order in Washington
Following a lawsuit by two activists groups, a court has temporarily halted the lethal removal of a wolf pack in Washington that was responsible for killing multiple livestock.
Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese granted a restraining order filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands on Aug. 20, in the afternoon prior to a 5 p.m. deadline. The two activist groups made the request after Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Kelly Susewind authorized the removal order following multiple confirmed livestock depredations. The order would allow one or more wolves to be removed from the pack.