Reward Offered for Tips on Sea Lion Poisoning


An animal rights group is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever poisoned more than a dozen sea lions with chlorine at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach.

“It takes an appalling disregard for others to subject helpless, recovering sea lions to this much pain and fear on the eve of their release back to their ocean home,” Colleen O’Brien, director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said in a statement. “PETA is urging anyone with information to come forward immediately, before someone else is hurt.”

Anyone with information is urged to call investigators David Gensemer or Abe Ocampo at 949 497-0377 or the NOAA’s hotline at 1-800-853-1964.



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