(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
Togo pack located in northern Ferry County has several livestock attacks since November…
A judge in Thurston County has blocked the WDFW’s order to lethally remove wolves in the Togo pack after several livestock attacks since November. This comes after wolf advocacy groups challenged the lethal removal in court.
Earlier this year, the court required WDFW to provide at least eight hours of public notice before beginning the lethal removal. Two conservation groups, The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands used this time period to legally challenge the move. They called the WDFW’s decision, despite it following the state’s Wolf Advisory Group’s guidelines as not from a “reasoned decision-making process.”
The judge set August 31 as the court date for a preliminary injunction which could prevent WDFW from killing wolves until trial. More