Animal Advocates Push For Antelope Protections

Law360, New York (November 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Friends of Animals has asked a federal judge to overturn a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that allows for the hunting of three species of endangered African antelope specially bred on game ranches in the United States.

The summary judgment motion, which was filed on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, says the Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by allowing the hunting of scimitar-horned oryx, addax, and dama gazelle on game ranches. The motion claims that...
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