Kuehl v. Sellner

Tigers and lemurs! Wolves and cougars! A Manchester, Iowa zoo must relinquish its endangered species to a facility that can properly care for them, says the Eighth Circuit. (After all, the zoo only provided a single bowling ball to entertain the tigers, and the lemur cage only contained one log to climb on.) But the activists who sued the zoo under the Endangered Species Act are not entitled to costs and fees, which they are pursuing in order to force the zoo to close altogether—in order to protect the zoo’s non-endangered species, which is not what the Act is meant to do. (Though it seems the feds have forced the zoo to close.)

Tags: 2018, Attorney's Fees, Eighth Circuit, Standing

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