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. ----------------------- I can't believe some lefty govts would kill mammals to save a fish.