12 California sea lions have already been killed this year along the Columbia River. 80 more could meet the same fate throughout 2014, simply for doing what comes naturally to them.
Sea lions eat around one percent of the total salmon run each year, while commercial, recreational, and tribal fishermen are entitled to harvest up to 17 percent of these fish. Yet sea lions are being painfully branded and killed in the name of conservation.
Please send a note to Governor Inslee to let him know that this lethal program is unacceptable and should be called off immediately.
Thank you for taking action.
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO