Both species of sea lion are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and Steller sea lions are further protected by the Endangered Species Act.
Investigators ask that anyone with information about this case contact NOAA at 360-268-6239. Callers may remain anonymous.
- Poachers injure or kill wildlife anytime, anywhere and sometimes do so in particularly cruel ways. Wildlife officials report that poachers often commit other crimes as well.
- The HSUS and HSWLT work with state and federal wildlife agencies to offer rewards of $2,500 for information leading to arrest and conviction of suspected poachers.
The HSUS and HSWLT work to curb poaching across the country. Visit humanesociety.org/poaching for more information.