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Monday, March 8, 2010

Sea Lion Euthanized at Bonneville Dam

Sorry, another Washington State story.

Sea lions are killed here for eating salmon. About 60 have already been identified as nuisance animals with the possibility of future trapping and euthanization.

It really makes me angry. We all know that it's not the sea lions' fault that the salmon runs are either threatened or endangered. It's the humans' fault through overharvesting, the use of fish hatcheries, hydropower dams (like Bonneville) and the decimation of habitat.

But we don't euthanize humans for that, do we?

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