US judge rules against butterfly sanctuary opposed to Trump’s wall

Vastavam web: A US judge ruled Thursday against a butterfly sanctuary that had sued to keep President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall from cutting the refuge in two.For months the National Butterfly Center has been arguing that the wall would be devastating for those insects and other creatures living in this habitat in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

As many as 200 species of butterfly live in the sanctuary, as do bobcats, coyotes, skunk pigs, armadillos and Texas turtles.The North American Butterfly Association, which runs the refuge, sued the government on grounds that the sanctuary is private property. But federal judge Richard Leon ruled Thursday that the project can proceed. “On the same day the president announces he will declare a state of emergency, the federal judge throws out our case. We are not going away that easily!”, the butterfly center said in a tweet.