The Idaho Woolgrowers Assn. along with American Sheep Industry and other domestic sheep groups had appealed. But the 9th Circuit said the lower court had proceeded properly and their decision would stand.
Thanks for the update Kyle
Good luck, Robb
I don't know. The Supreme Court is the only court left to the plaintiffs for an appeal, as the Circuit Courts are immediately below the Supreme Court in the organizational structure.
If they do appeal, I think they'd be taking big risk. Because if SCOTUS agrees the hear the case (they only take a very small percentage of the cases they are asked to hear) and they lose again, which I would guess would be the result, they'll have made the case against themselves even stronger.
We're winning with the Forest Service, with Congress, with the science and even with the courts.
Woolgrowers graze their sheep for a few pennies on the dollar in remote areas which are often very near wild sheep in most states in the west.
These sheep ranchers are therefore heavily subsidized.
Their sheep kill wild sheep, yet they whine and complain about 'the war on the west,' while fighting to the death against any and all efforts to make them deal with fair market values.
They are willing to have their sheep kill wild sheep for no other reason than they consider the public land they graze their sheep on for less than 15% of fair market value to be THEIR land.
WSF wants to work with woolgrowers to help them find grazing allotments that are not in close proximity to wild sheep, or if that's not a good option, help them convert to cattle.