Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dead sea lions found in Peru, poisoning suspected

Dead sea lions have been discovered on beaches in northern Peru amid suspicions they were poisoned by fishermen, activists and authorities said.

The remains, together with those of dolphins and sea turtles, turned up over the past two weeks near the port of Eten some 750 kilometers north of the capital Lima, Carlos Yaipen of the non-government organization ORCA told AFP.

"Initial reports indicate that between 30 and 50 sea lions were found, with signs they were killed with rat poison," Yaipen said.