Oregon Slaughters Seals So Salmon Still Survive

Won’t see this nonsense in Oregon.
Seal Posse Red Sign

The sea lion population has steadily increased in the last several decades, but it has come with a cost, one being paid by already imperiled stocks of steelhead and salmon.

“The steelhead have a 90 percent extinction risk if nothing changes,” says Shaun Clements, a biologist and senior policy analyst with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Which is why Oregon has taken the drastic step of actively culling – segregating and euthanizing – certain individual sea lions.

Oregon Slaughters Seals So Salmon Still Survive

Seagull Solution: African Cats

The City of Virginia Beach posted a picture of an African serval cat, believed to be Rocky, wearing a tracking collar, standing in the 2300 block of Shore Drive about 80 miles from his home.

Brian Hankins, of Kitty Hawk, says he owns Rocky, and he has posted pictures of the spotted cat lounging with the family dog.

Animal Control officers theorized that having plenty of seagulls to eat along the way may have helped Rocky on his journey.

Seagull Solution: African Cats