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Animal Law Podcast #25: Collette Adkins and A Case Against Trump

By Mariann Sullivan — June 28, 2017

Welcome to the 25th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Mariann is joined by Collette Adkins, Senior Attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity in the Endangered Species Program, who focuses on combating exploitation and cruel treatment of rare wildlife. 

On this episode, Collette talks about the lawsuit against the Trump administration for repealing protections for wolves, bears, and other wildlife on Alaska’s national wildlife refuges. President Trump signed legislation on April 3 — rushed through Congress under the Congressional Review Act — that repealed an Obama administration rule that prohibited killing wolves and their pups in their dens, gunning down bears at bait stations, and shooting them from airplanes. Under the legislation signed by Trump, all of these practices can now be allowed. This case raises some fascinating and complex issues, including Constitutional considerations of separation of powers.

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