#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
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 . . .
- As sea lion populations grow, conflicts increase (heraldnet.com)
- Humane Society and Wild Fish Conservancy File Suit to Stop Illegal Sea Lion Killing at Bonneville Dam (yubanet.com)
- Activists sue to stop killing of Pacific Northwest sea lions (reuters.com)
- Killing salmon-eating sea lions on hold again (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Federal judge approves killing sea lions at Bonneville Dam, but legal challenge continues (oregonlive.com)