Oregon, Washington and California have delayed startup of a plan to kill sea lions in an effort to allow chinook salmon to spawn but HSUS filed suit. The result? A temporary restraining order. Details here…
Oregon state authorities can resume killing California sea lions that feast on endangered salmon bottled up at a dam on the Columbia River, but less than one-third as many as federal biologists previously had authorized, a judge ruled Thursday.
U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in Washington, D.C., denied the Humane Society of the United States’ request to stop the killing at the Bonneville Dam while a lawsuit challenging the program goes forward. However, he limited the killing to 30 animals per year rather than the 92 authorized by federal authorities, and ordered that none of them may be shot.