Investigate the Gruesome Decapitation of Five Threatened Sea Lions

Target: Doug Forsdick, Chief Conservation Officer for British Columbia, Canada

Goal: Investigate the brutal and unnatural decapitation of five sea lions on a Vancouver seashore.

Five Steller sea lions were discovered on Vancouver’s pebbly beaches, their heads cleanly cut from their bodies. The species is listed as “special concern” under the Canadian Species at Risk Act and any deliberate harm done to them by a human is illegal. Demand a full investigation into the deaths of these majestic animals.

“I was completely and utterly devastated, shocked. I couldn’t believe that I was even looking at something of that nature,” stated Deborah Short, a British Columbia resident who discovered the mutilated bodies of five sea lions on Vancouver Island. The heads had been cleanly severed, suggesting that the act was done by a human as opposed to a killer whale or shark.

This is not the first time that sea lions have turned up headless in the area. Poachers have been known to decapitate the animals to obtain their skulls, which can be worth $1,000 on the black market. If poaching is responsible for these particular deaths, then those responsible must face consequences. Sign below and demand a full investigation into this worrisome discovery.


Dear Mr. Forsdick,

Five Steller sea lion carcasses have turned up on Vancouver Island, their heads cleanly cut from their bodies. No nonhuman predator could achieve such a feat. This suggests that there is a person at large who is deliberately killing and decapitating these marine animals, potentially for profit due to the high value of their skulls on the black market, and something must be done to stop them.

Steller sea lions are listed as “special concern” under the Canadian Species at Risk Act. Any human who poses them harm must face legal consequences. I demand that you investigate the deaths of these animals and assist in any legal case made against those deemed responsible.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Deborah Short

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  1. Hunt the hunters! The only good hunter is a dead one.

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