Protection of Red Wolves
The Animal Welfare Institute and its co-plaintiffs have brought suit against the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission over the Commission’s decision to allow spotlight hunting of coyotes at night throughout North Carolina, including in the area inhabited by the only wild population of red wolves, one of the world’s most endangered animals. The lawsuit alleges that the Commission violated the North Carolina Administrative Procedure Act when it adopted a temporary rule to allow coyote night hunting at night with artificial lights on public and private lands throughout the state, placing an endangered species in harm’s way.
Complaint filed on September 7, 2012
Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed on October 23, 2012
60 Day Notice Letter served on October 23, 2012
Hearing on Motion for Preliminary Injunction on November 20, 2012
Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction signed on November 23, 2012