Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Rescued sea lions are released back into the ocean after rehabilitationRescued sea lions are released back into the ocean after rehabilitation

WATCH: Rescued Sea Lions Released into the Ocean

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

I don’t know about you, but the videos of rescued wildlife being released back into the wild never fail to make me smile. They happily swim, hop, or run back to their homes after suffering who-knows-what at the hands of humans, and being rescued by kinder humans. What’s not to love?

This video is no exception. A group of sea lions washed to shore in Peru injured, when they were rescued by the Organisation for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals (ORCA). The conservation group rescues, rehabilitates and releases a range of marine animals including dolphins, turtles, otters, whales and sea lions. They also spread awareness about issues facing the animals of the sea, including human impact on the oceans and marine mammal captures for captivity.

These six sea lions, now back in their ocean home, had been injured by humans and some were poisoned. According to Huffington Post, ORCA reports that humans account for 80% of the reason for marine mammal strandings in Peru, adding “It is through human actions that the impact on marine life may be reduced.”

It remains unknown who hurt the poor pinnipeds, but sea lions are often targeted by fishermen because they consume fish. The U.S. federal government even allows them to be captured, branded and/or killed on the Columbia River, where they have been named a threat to salmon populations. I’m willing to go out on a limb and say it’s not sea lions who are overfishing the oceans, but I digress…

Watch these happy sea lions leap to ocean freedom!

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments
  • Kippi

    Very heart-warming!

fight

Verbally abusing your vegan friends isn’t edgy, it’s just being a bully

If you’re a vegan who has had to deal with this, and especially if you come from a background of being abused in other ways, you are absolutely not alone

dandy

Vegan restaurant opening is so popular, police shut it down

You know people are hungry for vegan restaurants when…

Vegan1

If you are on a plant based diet, stop calling yourself Vegan!

How the Green Health Movement has hijacked the Ethical Vegan Movement.