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Sea Lion Apparently Injured With Spear In Intentional Attack Rescued At Channel Islands Harbor

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:02am

It’s been a rough year for sea lions along the Central and South Coast, with record numbers of stranded, and sick animals, possibly due to changes in ocean temperature making it harder for them to find food.

Then, last week, some were killed, and injured by Santa Barbara County’s oil spill.

Now, comes word of an incredible act of cruelty.  A sea lion at a Ventura County harbor was apparently intentionally stabbed with a metal rod.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports it was caught late last night, and is now being treated for its injury.

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