Sea Lion Defense Brigade is Seeking More Monitors, and WHISTLEBLOWERS
Much gratitude to the community for starting to stand up for the Columbia River Sea Lions recently! For those who want to get involved but haven't known what they could do to help, here is your invitation. The Sea Lion Defense Brigade is expanding our patrols, and we would like your help.
Sea Lion Defense Brigadiers have been monitoring the Columbia, keeping an eye on the sea lions, the salmon, the fishermen, and especially the government agents being paid with our tax dollars to "protect" wildlife in our region. So far, these government agents have committed everything from bungling incompetence to dissemination of blatant falsehoods to outright negligence. The people of Cascadia have the right to expect better than that, and so do the sea lions.
When the government cannot be trusted to do what is right, it becomes our right and our duty to do what is right FOR them.
And so we have been watching over their shoulders every step of the way as they have commenced with their irredeemably flawed "permanent removal" program. We intend to stop this program, and we could use some help. The more eyes and ears out there, the better.
If you would like more information about how to become a monitor for the sea lions, please contact the Sea Lion Defense Brigade at email@example.com. (See, also, SeaLionDefenseBrigade.org.)
Basically, what we're looking for is people who are able to be out on the river, all hours, all days. What we especially need are people who can be at Bonneville Dam, monitoring the trapping and possibly shooting up there, on weekdays, especially in the mornings. This is very important. We cannot let the government continue to lie about what is happening up there, as they have done literally every step of the way so far.
Aside from monitoring from the shore at the dam, we need people out in Astoria to be watching the trapping out there, and carefully documenting the sea lions. Finally, if you have a boat, kayak, or canoe and are familiar with the Columbia, we could use people out on the water. Contact us for more information.
MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL: We are also looking for whistle blowers. If you are, or have ever been, involved with the trapping and killing, with the ODFW, the WDFW, with NMFS, with NOAA, or with the Army Corps of Engineers, please contact us. If you have information about the lies and the cover ups, about the misidentification of animals, about the deaths in the traps last year, or anything else that is relevant to what is happening to sea lions on the Columbia, please contact the SLDB. We will treat you with complete confidentiality. A gentle hint: You should not contact us from work, if you are still working for these agencies. You never know who is looking over your shoulder when you use your computer or phone at work. Please email us from somewhere other than work, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lives are depending upon your stepping forward. We look forward to hearing from you.
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