Harvard Animal Law & Policy Clinic attorney Kate Barnekow says, “The most obvious issue here is just the absolute lack of humanity with how the Park Service has been handling this issue… this is the worst way that an animal could die. It’s a slow death. It’s painful and it’s horrific.”
On June 22, the Harvard Animal Law and Policy Clinic sued Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland, and Craig Kenkel, park superintendent, on behalf of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The plaintiffs are demanding that the Tomales Point fence be removed because it is illegally killing the tule elk through forced starvation and dehydration.
June 28, 2021 Clinic ‘They are threatened’: Protests continue in Pt. Reyes as tule elk controversy heads to federal court
The park service has been ordered to attend an emergency hearing on the issue in federal court.
June 25, 2021 Clinic Animal rights group sues park service, says Point Reyes tule elk dying of ‘starvation and dehydration’
Harvard Law School's Animal Law & Policy Clinic filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Point Reyes and the National Park Service arguing that a fence used to keep elk within an enclosure on the Tomales Point peninsula is unlawful.