As Sara Randazzo of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Animal-advocacy groups are attempting to abolish commercial fur trapping in California through a recently filed lawsuit that contends the state’s fees are illegally low.”
She continues, “The suit claims the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the state’s Fish and Game Commission are violating a state law effective as of in 2013 that requires certain program costs to be covered by the fees they generate. Money collected from commercial fur-trapping permits, costing around $114 each, fall far short of paying for the resources needed to monitor and regulate trapping, the suit claims.”

 

Read the article in the Wall Street Journal here (restricted to those with a subscription):

 https://www.wsj.com/articles/lawsuit-targets-fees-in-a-bid-to-end-commercial-fur-trapping-in-california-1505736002

 

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