ABSTRACT

Killing Endangered Species: What's Reasonable Self-Defense? [November 29, 2017]   [open pdf - 295KB]

"In 'United States v. Wallen', the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit) recently held that a defendant charged with killing a grizzly bear cub in violation the Endangered Species Act enjoys a complete defense if he 'actually, even if unreasonably, believe[s] his actions were necessary to protect himself or others.'"

Report Number:CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10034
Author:Doyle, Charles
Publisher:Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Date:2017-11-29
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
Format:pdf
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=806244
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