Current Cases

Protection of Canada Lynx

The Animal Welfare Institute and its co-plaintiffs brought claims against the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for allowing trappers in Maine to seriously injure and kill Canada lynx ( Lynx canadensis ), a federally...

Protection of California Wildlife

In November 2014, the Animal Welfare Institute and its co-plaintiffs brought claims against Mendocino County, California, for violating the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The lawsuit alleged that Mendocino County failed to conduct legally required...

Protection of Ocelots

In May 2016, the Animal Welfare Institute and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program over the government’s failure to ensure that...

Protection of Red Wolves

In September 2012, the Animal Welfare Institute and its co-plaintiffs 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...