Save Sea Lion Sanctuary

Target: Kevin Faulconer, Mayor of San Diego

Goal: Prevent humans from infringing on sea lion sanctuary in La Jolla, San Diego

Sea lions that use San Diego’s La Jolla Beach are under threat, as  local business owners are suing the city to expel the marine mammals from their natural habitat. Even though the beach and ocean are the sea lions’ home, people fail to realize that they are trespassing on sea lion territory.

The seals that also live in the area are deemed okay because they keep to their set space. Local business owners’ complaints are directed toward the sea lions for their strong smell and loud vocalizations, disregarding that smell and vocalizations are part of sea lions’ lives. Sea lion males need to vocalize, especially during breeding season, and sea lion females need the pungent odor to locate their pups.

In order to expedite the sea lions’ departure, the gates that reserve the sea lions’ sanctuary have been opened to humans. Unfortunately, the opened gates are working. The sea lions frantically run over each other to escape from people, retreating to the cliffs. Humans have been reported to harass the sea lions, yelling at them and constantly snapping pictures. Sea lions are wild animals who were at La Jolla Beach long before development of the land occurred.

With many tourists to San Diego desiring to see not only seals, but also sea lions in their natural habitat, local business owners should rethink their decision to drive out the sea lions. City officials should also think twice about their new proposal to completely take out the fence protecting the sea lions. With the fence already being in place, it is foolish to spend more of taxpayers’ dollars to remove it. A solution could include keeping the sea lion area clean, to benefit the sea lions’ health as well as save humans from the stench.

Please demand that the sea lions be allowed to live in peace.


Dear Mr. Faulconer,

I am writing to urge you, as mayor of San Diego, to keep the La Jolla Beach area reserved for sea lions. Please inspire new perspectives in people. Help them realize that humans sometimes have a harmful impact on the rights of animals, and that this in not alright.

The fence that protects sea lions from humans is beneficial to both sea lions and humans. The sea lions can live in peace, and people do not have to worry about the noise and smell as much. Thank you for your consideration.


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  1. We live in a modern era and people need to learn that this living a life while pushing back and destroying the voiceless animals lives is not the way to live. These Sea lions are belong in those areas. People have houses or their shelters to live in. Those Sealions only have those limited areas where they could be free and live a life the way they are supposed to be. So leave these animals alone people. How ignorant or brainless people these should be to tresspass and invade these defenceless animals areas. Those morons should be punished & fine. If the punishments & the heafty fines would be brought forward then you will be able to control these low life scumbags arrogant behaviours.

  2. Despina M. Andrelus says:

    “A righteous man regards the life of animals” – PROVERBS 12:10; “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men” – ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI; “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; “I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs…(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty….” – JAMES HARRIOT; “The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – MAHATMA GANDHI

  3. Humans are the most selfish unkind living creatures on earth, forever putting themselves first in life. The San Diego’s La Jolla Beach is where these sea lions belong and they need to be protected from unnecessary disturbances and harassment by inconsiderate human trespassers. Retain the fence to prevent humans from infringing on sea lions natural habitat.

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