The real shame of this continuing litigation and legal maneuvering by HSUS, Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity and others is the amount of American taxpayer money the judge may award them for their legal fees, all in the name of the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). This is a continued misuse of taxpayer dollars for an ideological agenda that has little to do with wolves. These groups continue to use the gray wolf reintroduction as a fundraising tool by profiting from EAJA payments awarded by courts, yet they do nothing for wolves, wolf habitat, collaring wolves for the sake of research and beyond.
In reality, nothing relative to the gray wolf recovery program is likely to change in the long run as a result of this court case but thousands of dollars will change hands for legal fees. This is not conservation work.
RMEF President & CEO