Ranchers push court to recognize their land has no jaguars

Lewis Carroll had Humpty Dumpty famously declare, “When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”

According to a lawsuit, that seems to have been the federal government’s attitude when it determined that parts of New Mexico that had been determined to be “marginal,” “secondary” and even “peripheral” habitats for jaguars suddenly became “critical.”

A lower court ruling has been appealed to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by the Pacific Legal Foundation, which represents New Mexico ranchers whose lands have been impacted by the Department of the Interior decision to protect jaguars.

PLF attorney Christina Martin pointed out, however, that according to the [READ MORE HERE]

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