Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wounded sea lion takes up residence at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

This is a very sad story to hear about but I am glad Six Flags is stepping in to help. The Sacramento River sea lion allegedly shot in the face by an angry fisherman in November will have his formal "coming out" on Friday at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. The California sea lion, nicknamed Sgt. Nevis by his rescuers at the Marine Mammal Center, has been recovering at Six Flags since February. He was allowed to mingle with other sea lions at the park two weeks ago, which cleared the way for him to join other sea lions in the park's Seal Cove exhibit.

Who goes fishing with a gun? Seriously? It pains me that human beings are so cruel and viscious, whether to animals or other human beings. Even worse is knowing the animal cruelty laws on the books in most states are PATHETIC. It is time for accountability in our laws for such cruel behavior.