Animals: Sea Lions

The Canadian coast patrol boat Givenchy landed at Nanaimo, B.C. last week with the laconic statement that, for the benefit of fishermen, 2,200 sea lions had been killed during a three-week cruise. The Givenchy'?, crew used rifles (borrowed from the Navy) instead of machine guns, because a certain amount of sharpshooting is necessary. The carcasses were left where they fell.

Sea lion lovers on the Pacific Coast were further horrified last week when California's Governor Frank Finley Merriam signed a law providing that the Fish & Game Commission be "empowered to reduce the...

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