$5K Reward for Sea Lion Killer

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2009 7:15 PM CST
A sea lion munches on a salmon.   (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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(Newser) – An animal rescue group in California is offering a $5,000 reward to catch whoever is shooting sea lions along the Los Angeles coast. Four of the animals have been shot since the start of the year, the LA Times reports. Fisherman occasionally kill the creatures to keep them away from fish, but this kind of spate is unusual.

“We don’t believe this is something that we should tolerate as human beings,” said an official with Marine Animal Rescue. “If we don’t catch them, we hope that at least the shootings will stop.”