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News, The Snitch The Latest Pinniped Victims of Climate Change Are These Unbearably Cute Northern Fur Seals

The Latest Pinniped Victims of Climate Change Are These Unbearably Cute Northern Fur Seals

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausolito has had quite a year. After spending the first 10 months of the year rescuing record-breaking numbers of seals and sea lions — more than ever before in its 40-year history — the center…
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News, The Snitch Sea Lions Found in S.F. with Wire Wrapped Around Their Necks

Sea Lions Found in S.F. with Wire Wrapped Around Their Necks

Marine rescuers are attempting to save the lives of two young sea lions who were found on San Francisco's Pier 39 with wire wrapped around their necks -- which could easily kill them. The wired mammals first came to the…
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A Pair of "Cute" Rebuts Infestation explanation: Just to fill in the blanks on a few thoughts provoked by "Too Cute to Shoot" . The sea lion population is high, not because of the Marine Mammal Protection…
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News, The Snitch Breadstick the Sea Lion, Whose Triumphant Return To Nature Was Documented By SF Weekly, Is Back In Captivity

Breadstick the Sea Lion, Whose Triumphant Return To Nature Was Documented By SF Weekly, Is Back In Captivity

As documented in this week's SF Weekly cover story, Too Cute to Shoot, a former army tank commander named Wayne Fenton recently spent $400 and a whole lot of time and energy rescuing a one-eyed, starving sea lion named Breadstick. (Meanwhile,…
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News, Feature Too Cute to Shoot?

Too Cute to Shoot?

On a wet September morning about an hour after the sun rose over San Francisco's Hyde Street Harbor, two men carried a kennel onto the Kitty Kat, a tour boat bound for the Farallon Islands. They placed the container at…
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News, The Snitch Enviro Sacrifice Watch: No More Clubbing Baby Seals

Enviro Sacrifice Watch: No More Clubbing Baby Seals

Environmentalists came first for my bottled water. And I didn't speak up because I drank Hetch Hetchy springwater on tap. And then they came for my garbage cans, requiring me to separate out recyclables from trash. I didn't speak up, because, well,…
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