Humane Society: Feds Fail To Provide ‘Cogent’ Explanation Of How Sea Lion Predation ‘Significant’

With the 2012 spring chinook salmon run expected to number 314,200 adults entering the Columbia River, and sea lion take expected to be only about two-thirds of 1 percent of those fish, “there is no pressing need to continue to kill federally protected wildlife in the next few weeks, and before this case can be heard on the merits,” according to a brief filed April 27 in U.S. District Court in Portland.

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