Federal Court Blocks
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Wednesday granted an emergency motion to halt the planned killing of up to 85 sea lions at the Bonneville Dam this month, according to a press release from The Humane Society of the United States.
The Court found the agency's plan likely violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and that "the lethal taking of California sea lions is, by definition, irreparable" harm — thus warranting the issuance of an injunction.
Last week, The Humane Society of the United States and the other plaintiffs asked the Ninth Circuit to stop the killing of sea lions after the federal district court in Oregon denied plaintiffs' request for an injunction.
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