People Beat Baby Seals in California
When it comes to the protection of animals biologists in San Diego California were on track when they set up a camera on a beach to allow scientist to the study of seals, and people to watch the video of thier habits and how they take care of their young. Instead it found idiot humans harming the pups.
According to MSN.com people are harming the seals.
How low do you have to be to beat up a seal, especially a baby one? Considering how cute those seal pups are, pretty darn low. San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has shut down La Jolla Beach between sunset and sunrise for two months, after a 24-hour “seal cam” revealed a group of people kicking, punching and sitting on top of mother seals and their pups. The camera at the beach, which is also known as Children’s Pool, was originally set up to give people some small measure of joy by letting them watch seals, and to give researchers ways to track them, but instead it revealed just how stupid and cruel people can be.
Mayor Bob Filner said in a statement Tuesday that the La Jolla (HOY’-uh) beach known as Children’s Pool will be closed between sunset and sunrise until May 15.
The 24-hour “seal-cam” was introduced in January and equipped with night vision so researchers and the public could watch the seals give birth during pupping season.
But the camera captured people abusing and harassing the seals and driving them from their resting places.
The beach has been the center of a long legal fight over human access versus seal protection.