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


March 22, 2012

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. Photo: AFPMother Sea Lion with pup. Photo: AFPThere 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.

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

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One thought on “Sea Shepherd :: U.S. District Court Ruling Could Allow State Wildlife Agencies to Kill 460 Federally Protected California Sea Lions in Washington and Oregon

  1. What a sad situation. When I visited San Francisco, I saw many sea lions and it was such a wonderful site. I am so tired of man having no thought for life other than his own. I just wrote a post on http://2embracethelight.wordpress on “wrongful death.” on the endangered rhinos’ of South Africa being killed in large numbers. It all sickens me. I am leaving with this quote: ” The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil, first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit.” Ashley Montagu
    Yisraela

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