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Many Ways to Death for Innocent Sea Lions

posted by Jael Ever @ 11:00 AM
July 9, 2010

An important animal to consider in discussing man’s hideous assaults against nature is the sea lion.  Like honey bees, sea turtles, lions, whales, polar bears, birds, gorillas, and other common animals that are generally supportive of, or neutral toward, human beings, sea lions are falling swiftly into extinction.  While, at the same time, animals destructive to people––such as mice, rats, roaches, pythons, coyotes, wild boars, feral dogs, etc.––are simultaneously increasing.

Sea lions, at the top of the sea’s food chain, have particular crucial status.  Literally thousands of sea lions continue to wash up dead along the Pacific rim, from as far north as Canada and as far south as Chile and Uruguay, including California, Oregon and Washington.  But, as with so many of these near-extinct animals, reasons for the sea lions’ rapid decline remain mysterious.  Here are some factors identified as possibly responsible for the great increase of Sea Lion deaths:

Deadly bacteria below the ocean’s surface.
Killer whales (which in the past have not turned against sea lions) Commercial salmon fishermen trapping them in nets Laws passed by The States of California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho, etc. granting permission to kill sea lions King Crab Fisheries killing them for bait Bulk salmon fisheries taking their food on mass scales Entanglement in fishnets and drift-nets Riflemen, explosives, rockets, buckshot Killed for their genitals to be used as aphrodisiacs for Asian markets El Nino or other types of weather changes Starvation because of over-fishing causing mothers to leave pups as they
search for food.
Small-scale fishermen who club them to death with boat oars Chemical contamination and trash Pollution from other ocean trash Deadly diseases Waste Toxins Deliberate poisons Parasites The Marine Mammal Protection Act passed by Congress in 1972 to protect Sea Lions and other pinnipeds but amended to allow killing them.
Strangulation from plastic trash (estimated to kill 30,000 sea lions a year) Euthanization after their capture Acoustic frequencies from underwater speakers So-called non-lethal hazing to scare them away from salmon Other Lethal Removal Dams disrupting and killing salmon, the chief food source for sea lions

In an online article,  “Save the Sea Lions,” Stefan Austermuble explains that “Pollution affects sea lion DNA in Argentina – Scientists from Argentina and Italy have discovered that South American sea lions at the port of Mar del Plata, Argentina, have been so affected by hydrocarbons and heavy metals that their DNA is being altered. The research, which was carried out on 84 sea lions at the port, also found them to be suffering from various sicknesses, such as skin infections, conjunctivitis, rhinitis and alopecia.”  He writes that other than death, these weapons would turn to sea lion mutations.

As with most endangered animals, there is no world-wide organized effort to save sea lions.  But there is a divine record of their destruction, and there will be divine retribution.  To find out about that retribution, study wholesale Christian books.  Or buy a wholesale christian book for resale.  It is past time for true Christians to get understanding about these many signs of Earth’s end.

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