Antelope Trophy Hunt Apps Must Be Published: Judge

Law360, New York (June 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has upheld a Bush administration-era statutory ruling affirming the legality of U.S. trophy hunts targeting three antelope species, but in a significant consolation to wildlife advocates, has ruled that the Endangered Species Act requires applications to engage in the so-called canned hunts to be public.

Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr.'s ruling, issued Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, for the most part upheld the legality of the hunting in the U.S., which is said to take place largely...
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