Thursday, June 22, 2017

Department of Justice’s McKittrick Policy Ruled Unlawful

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Late yesterday, a federal judge threw out the Department of Justice’s flawed ‘McKittrick Policy’ - a policy that prohibits prosecuting individuals who kill endangered wildlife unless it can be PROVED they knew they were targeting a protected animal.

The policy provides a loophole that has prevented criminal prosecution of dozens of individuals who killed grizzly bears, highly endangered California condors as well as DOZENS of critically endangered Mexican wolves.


The decision came as a result of a challenge brought by WildEarth Guardians and the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance - great job!!

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