"Given the fact that 13 takings have been reported since 2002"
U.S. District Judge Michael Davis ordered the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to "promptly take all action necessary to [ensure] no further taking of threatened Canada lynx." Davis said the DNR must apply by the end of April for a special permit regulating incidental takings of Canada lynx.
The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed in 2006 by the Animal Protection Institute (now called Born Free USA) and the Center for Biological Diversity. According to the plaintiffs, trappers injured or killed at least 13 Canada lynx from 2002 to 2005.
Remove the Lynx from the endangered list! Go north across the border and they are currently fair game (same as Timberwolves). This appears to be yet another example of the left wing animal rights extremists finding the right judge to make the wrong decision.
If I can't catch it in a trap, it ain't worth eatin!