Today, the seventeenth of January, 2006, the Superior Court of Alaska decided that the state’s aerial shooting of wolves is illegal. Friends of Animals initiated this lawsuit on behalf of free-living wolves in November, 2003.

The decision indicates that the state’s Board of Game flouted its own regulations when it adopted the wolf control plans to boost caribou and moose populations for human hunters.

Priscilla Feral, President of Friends of Animals, said, “We’re very pleased. I’m still taking this in right now. I just want to thank the people who have supported us steadfastly and believed in this intervention. Thank you.”

Victor van Ballenberghe and Gordon Haber contributed to this success. Related articles can be found here.