#California Sea Lions Killed for Being Hungry

U.S. District Court Ruling Could Allow State Wildlife Agencies to Kill 460 Federally Protected California Sea Lions in Washington and Oregon

Mother Sea Lion with pup.

Mother Sea Lion with pup. Photo: AFP

By Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

There is a court case currently taking place which could have a serious impact on the future protection of endangered and threatened species in the US. The Humane Society of the United States and the Wild Fish Conservancy have filed a complaint and a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS). This action follows a decision by the NMFS to allow State Wildlife Agencies to kill up to 460 federally protected California sea lions over the next five years. The restraining order was denied this morning in US District Court. The court will allow the NMFS to kill California Sea Lions while waiting for the full case to be heard.

The Humane Society shared these main points from the court proceedings this morning: Read More . . .