La Jolla Seals Grab National Headlines, Granted Temporary Protection

On May 7th the Sparrow Project was proud to support the efforts of activists in La Jolla, California rallying for added protections and a sanctuary for a colony of Harbor Seals that call La Jolla’s Casa Cove their home.  We were excited to see that our press release generated some great coverage, shedding much-needed light on the plight of the La Jolla Seals.  Following coverage in the La Jolla Light & San Diego Tribune, Dorota Valli of San Diego Seal Watch was invited on CNN’s Headline News to discuss the seals.  In the wake of the buzz on May 13th a judge issued a temporary restraining order protecting the seal colony from shared use of the beach until a future court date in June. Listed below is a roundup of the flurry of coverage dedicated to the La Jolla Seals.

  1. The La Jolla Light — rally re-cap
  2. The Huffington Post
  3. Fuse Music Television — Mark Hoppus column
  4. San Diego Union Tribune — AP Wire Story
  5. San Francisco Examiner
  6. The La Jolla Light — Pro-Seal Opinion Piece
  7. The Discerning Brute
  8. NBC 15 Television
  9. Sacramento Bee
  10. Lighthouse News
  11. AP Daylife Newdesk
  12. CNN Headline News with Jane Valez Mitchell

“Must we humans be so selfish that we would deny the seals a small spot on the coast they can call their own. Those who want the seals removed so children can have the beach have certainly not asked the children what they want. Most children would prefer to see seals living happy on a beach than to see them removed. The people who are victimizing these seals are both anti-nature and anti-children. They have their own agenda of greed and prejudice,”

— Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

 

Comments

3 Comments so far. Leave a comment below.
  1. Will,

    Why are you not calling the beach Children’s Pool as is its legal name? It’s a man made beach, you make it sound like some sort of natural sanctuary for the seals. They have only been using Children’s Pool Beach as a rookery for the past 10 years or so. People need to know this.

  2. Author admin,

    We opted to not use the names “baby beach” or “children’s pool” simply because they distract away from the discussion of advocating for a place the seals use as a rookery. The duration in which the seals have used the beach, what marine life they consume, and the inevitable waste they produce, are all moot points. This is about showing them the respect they deserve.

  3. samantha,

    Why do seals deserve more respect than the other animals in the reserve?

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