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Amicus Brief Filed

Saturday, March 23, 2019  
Posted by: Sheldon Nicolle
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Dear Member,

As reported in February, NAFA had been monitoring and examining the main complaints of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a few falconers in California. The lawsuit covers a wide variety of issues ranging from what constitutes a reasonable search to how, and even whether, the government can regulate what you do with falconry birds, captive bred and taken from the wild. For these reasons, we took our time to carefully analyze and understand the complaints. As I mentioned then, there are many legal nuances to the complaints, and the possible outcomes are numerous. The potential to impact our sport is significant.

The Board of Directors instructed NAFA General Council to prepare an amicus curiae brief for consideration. Sadly the plaintiffs sought to limit NAFA’s involvement in the case and objected to our request to the court. NAFA did prevail and yesterday General Counsel’s completed brief was presented to and approved by the NAFA Board of Directors and subsequently filed.

NAFA’s amicus brief covers the salient points of the case and provides NAFA’s opinions, positions, and concerns. The brief speaks to the fundamental and guiding principle of both NAFA and the falconry community that focuses on the wildlife we employ, the game we pursue, and the conservation-ethics that are essential to our hunting heritage.

Below are links to:

As the case unfolds, we will work to keep you up to date of any important developments.

Thanks again for your ongoing support,

 

 

 

NAFAPresident@n-a-f-a.com

(214) 288-0670

 

 
 

North American Falconers Association