Huge news out of Montana: A federal judge has temporarily halted plans allowing Yellowstone grizzlies to be hunted in Wyoming and Idaho.
This is an important victory for these bears — and for people like you who raised your voice against these cruel trophy hunts, which were scheduled to start on Saturday.
We filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order on Thursday while our case is heard about restoring protections for these bears. The judge granted our order, keeping these bears safe while our case plays out.
We’re grateful for everyone who has gotten us this far. We couldn’t have done it without you. And it’s exactly why our Predator Defense Fund exists. When you give, we put your donation straight into the kind of work that led to this victory.
Here are the details from the dramatic ruling: The Center and allies were in federal court challenging the Trump administration’s decision last summer to strip Endangered Species Act protection from Yellowstone’s grizzlies. That decision paved the way for Wyoming and Idaho to plan trophy hunts for bears. More than 20 grizzlies that wandered out of Yellowstone National Park could’ve been killed, including a dozen or so females.
This ruling immediately halts the hunt while our court case continues.
We’re so relieved that Yellowstone’s famed grizzlies can rest easy for now and won’t face a hunter’s bullet this weekend.
I hope you’ll pause for a moment and enjoy this important victory. These are the kinds of moments the Center’s lawyers, scientists and activists live for, days when our actions save wildlife from certain death.
Thanks for supporting our work and standing with us in this fight.
For the bears,
Center for Biological Diversity
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