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Seal Pups Clubbed to Death in Sanctuary

Some 24 animals killed over several days in popular New Zealand spot

(Newser) - Several fur seals, including newborn pups, were clubbed to death in a popular New Zealand sanctuary over several days, officials said today. Killers using clubs or bats slaughtered some two dozen animals in an isolated area of the Ohau Point colony seal breeding ground, reports AP ; many more animals are...

Great White Sighting Won't Close Mass. Beaches

Predator no threat to public safety, officials say

(Newser) - Dun-dun, dun-dun: Massachusetts isn't about to let a measly 200-pound juvenile great white shark close its beaches. The beast was caught and released 20 miles offshore, and "we don’t believe it is a threat to public safety,'' a top environmental official tells the Boston Globe . "White...

Uproar Over Whale Sushi Just Ridiculous

Outrage at foreign preferences just 'gastronomic nationalism'

(Newser) - Sure, the owners of a Los Angeles-area sushi restaurant broke the law if they indeed served whale meat, but those in a tizzy had “better wipe that morsel of moral superiority from your chin,” Japhy Grant writes . At the root, it’s a culture disconnect: Eating whale is...

Sea Lions, Seal Shot Dead Near Seattle

5 animals killed is unusually large number: officials

(Newser) - A harbor seal and at least four sea lions, including one listed as endangered, have been shot to death recently near Seattle, authorities said today. A National Marine Fisheries Service spokesman said an investigation was under way because it's illegal in most cases to shoot any kind of sea lion...

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