Victory for Seals and Sea Lions: La Jolla, Calif., Fireworks Permit DENIED!

Compassionate San Diegans, PETA members, Animal Protection and Rescue League members, the Seal Society of San Diego, and others made hundreds of calls and sent thousands of e-mails—and PETA even organized a protest outside Mayor Todd Gloria’s office—urging the city of San Diego to cancel the planned fireworks display at La Jolla Cove. Now, sea lions and seals can enjoy a more peaceful evening this Fourth of July, as the city announced that the fireworks permit for La Jolla Cove has been denied!

However, our work to protect sea lions isn’t done. For years, mothers and their babies have faced ongoing harassment and abuse by humans who get right in their faces, take selfies, and even stand on top of them. Countless animals have been injured, and frightened mothers have abandoned their young because of this abuse.

Image of mother and baby seal

Please urge Gloria and the city council to close Point La Jolla and Boomer Beach during sea lion pupping season and to improve security at the location to prevent sea lion harassment and abuse. Then, please comment on the city’s Facebook page and forward this alert to all your contacts!

Please send polite comments to:

Todd Gloria
Mayor
City of San Diego
[email protected]

Joe LaCava
City Council Member
City of San Diego
[email protected]

Jennifer Campbell
City Council Member
City of San Diego
[email protected]

Stephen Whitburn
City Council Member
City of San Diego
[email protected]

Marni von Wilpert
City Council Member
City of San Diego
[email protected]

Chris Cate
City Council Member
City of San Diego
[email protected]

Raul Campillo
City Council Member
City of San Diego
[email protected]

Vivian Moreno
City Council Member
City of San Diego
[email protected]

Sean Elo-Rivera
City Council Member
City of San Diego
[email protected]

Monica Montgomery Steppe
City Council Member
City of San Diego
[email protected]

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind