Conservation Force v. Salazar, No. 10-CV-1262, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101373 (D.D.C. Jul. 23, 2012)

(court granted motion to dismiss portion of plaintiffs’ lawsuit for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted; plaintiffs paid a lot of money to hunt and kill an endangered goat in Middle Eastern countries; plaintiffs consider their actions “conservation” because local tribal leaders prevent others from killing the animals due to the money to be made from willing hunters; despite their “conservation” contribution, plaintiffs were unable to bring their animal carcass “trophies” of endangered animals into the United States; plaintiffs brought an action alleging United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s failure to perform a five-year status review of the goats; deprivation of their due process rights; and violations of federal statute; plaintiffs acknowledge these claims are no longer at issue, but refused to remove them from their pleadings; district court ordered removal of claims in plaintiffs’ amended complaint).