Hunters' Bid To Import Elephant Trophies Shot Down

Law360, New York (October 7, 2011, 2:13 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday threw out a case brought by a group of hunters seeking to bring home trophies of elephants they killed in Mozambique, upholding a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finding that importing the carcasses would violate international law and the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth granted summary judgment to all claims in Washington federal court by the FWS, its acting director, Rowan Gould, and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. The judge denied all counterclaims by the...
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Case Information

Case Title

FRANKS et al v. SALAZAR et al

Case Number



District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Royce C. Lamberth

Date Filed

May 20, 2009

Government Agencies

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