The Seattle Times


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Activists oppose branding of sea lions on Columbia River

In this April 12, 2007 file photo, a sea lion catches a salmon on the Columbia River just below the spillway at Bonneville Dam, Wash. Sea Shepherd, known for harassing whaling ships, has joined opposition to killing sea lions that eat too many salmon at Bonneville Dam. After a day photographing and videotaping sea lions being branded at Astoria, Ore., the group said the practice was inhumane. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Janet Jensen)