Oregon Leftists want to slaughter federally protected mammals to save fish, other leftists object

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  1. Gator Fever

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    http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/11/oregon-officials-want-to-tag-sea-lions/

    Oregon wildlife officials are asking the federal government for the authority to kill federally protected California sea lions that are driving a species of fish to extinction, The Washington Post reported Monday.

    “We know what the problem is and have seen this coming for about a decade, we just couldn’t take action to prevent it,” ODFW marine expert Shaun Clements said in an August 2017 statement.


    Oregon officials have shortened or cut fishing seasons in several locations to give the steelhead room to recover. The ODFW has also tried trapping and relocating seals that feed on steelhead traveling through Willamette Falls to upriver breeding grounds. Officials captured 11 seals, marked them and drove them to the coast over two hours away. Every seal was back at the falls within a week.


    Officials have also tried other non-lethal methods including fireworks, rubber bullets and a mechanical orca to scare off the sea lions, but the animals get used to the harassment and ignore it after a short time, according to WaPo.
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    I can't believe some lefty govts would kill mammals to save a fish.
     
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    Well how about they make a facility to increase the steel head fish. Make so many that they will be good.
     
    • oxrageous

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      A mechanical orca? :lol: I'd like to see that.

      Here's an idea: release a few REAL orca's in the area and see what the sea lions do.
       
      • 5-Star Finger

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        I wonder if sea lion steaks taste good. If so, I'd be willing to help them free of charge.
         
      • CGgater

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        It was just a matter of time before this type of conundrum occurred.
         
        • Concrete Helmet

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          I can't believe they haven't offered the Sea Lions a Vegan alternative to fish....:lol:
           
          • Scott512

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            Thats a no brainer! I thought they were supposed to be smart out west. ;)
             
            • itsgr82bag8r

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              How 'bout leaving the fking place alone & let nature do what it does.
               
              • Gator Fever

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                These sea lions can be pretty crafty sometimes.



                 
              • Zambo

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                Just let people hunt them. There are millions of these damn things $h!tting all over the pacific coast.
                 
                • oxrageous

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                  And do what with them after the hunt? Eat them? Mount them on the wall?

                  I have my doubts they are tasty.
                   
                  • Zambo

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                    Use them for dog food if nothing else. They’d be gone in a day. It’s like putting something in the free section of craigslist.
                     
                    • CGgater

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                      They taste kinda like a cross between a bald eagle and a manatee.
                       
                      • crosscreekcooter

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                        I don't know if I can add anything here.
                         
                        • crosscreekcooter

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                          Yes I can.


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                          Indeed, further tests conducted on materials found during the dig indicate that for the first 7,000 years of human habitation, the diet on Triquet consisted primarily of seals and sea lions. This further supported the belief that the inhabitants of the island were capable seafarers. And through this insight, combined with the carbon dating, a new picture of early migration to North America started to appear.

                          This is actually a pretty interesting story. Here's two links http://absolutehistory.com/a/anthro...t-that-may-rewrite-north-american-history/14/

                          http://www.ancient-origins.net/news...nd-british-columbia-could-it-be-oldest-021317
                           
                        • gingerlover

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                          Probably something like this Giant Dolphin with Rabies.
                           
                          • SeabeeGator

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                            I’m assuming the appetizer would be sea turtle soup?
                             
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                            I would have clubbed that thing like a baby...….errr seal....
                             

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