The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced in March that the gray wolf would be removed from protection of the Endangered Species Act in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. Less than one month after that announcement, the Humane Society of the United States, Help Our Wolves Live and the Animal Protection Institute have teamed up to file a lawsuit against USFWS to stop that action.
In Minnesota alone, wolf estimates run around 3,000 in 485 packs. This lawsuit will more than likely tie up the process for a long period of time – just as the animal rights groups had hoped to do.