Idaho Judge Reviewing Suspension of Wolf Exhibit
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A judge is reviewing Idaho Game and Fish's decision to suspend the license of a Cocolalla-based wolf exhibition company that allowed customers to touch the animals.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports department director Virgil Moore signed the February suspension, saying the company didn't follow a no-contact order that was part of a 2012 agreement attempting to resolve 43 total violations. Lawyers for Wolf People filed a challenge to the decision in late March. Attorney Art Bistline said the contact was allowed as long as an employee supervised.
The case is assigned to 2nd District Court Judge Judge Jay Gaskill. Court documents show the suspension was stayed until May and then stayed again until June 30 so both sides can agree to an expedited briefing schedule.