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Every year from mid-December to mid-May, harbor seals give birth and rear their pups at San Diego's Casa Beach, where a seawall offers a safe haven to these sensitive animals whose habitat has been severely encroached upon. However, residents who resent

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Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 5:53 am
Thank You for Speaking Up for Seals on California's Coast! TY Cher

Christeen A (376)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 5:56 am

Animae C (514)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 5:57 am
Thank You for Speaking Up for Seals on California's Coast!

Daniel Partlow (179)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 6:05 am

. (0)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 6:18 am
Signed and Noted.

Martha s (130)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 6:18 am

Ruth Ann W (198)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 6:25 am

Nicole W (646)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 6:26 am
Thank You for Speaking Up for Seals on California's Coast!

Ljiljana Milic (116)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 6:32 am
Thank You for Speaking Up for Seals on California's Coast
& Thank you Cher

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 6:47 am
did it. Grazie

Joe R (190)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 6:56 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Roseann d (178)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 7:25 am
What selfish humans. Appalling! S&N of course. If they hate wildlife, they shouldn't live in their territory.

Sandi C (98)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 7:44 am
signed with sadness.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 8:11 am
S+S-thx Cher

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 8:25 am

Julie Botsch (12)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 8:31 am
Thank you. Signed and Noted.

. (0)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 8:32 am
𝖓+𝖘. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖗!

pam w (139)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 8:53 am

. (0)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 8:55 am
message sent

Ruth C (87)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:17 am
Animals were here first, we are the intruders!

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:39 am
noted, signed, shared on fb & twitter

Barbara K (60)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:52 am
S & N, thanks, Cher, for all you do

tracey p (81)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:59 am
Unbelievable, selfish, cruel behaviour by a bunch of idiots. Protect the seals.

Karen Gee (97)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 10:04 am
Noted and signed. TY

Thomas P (280)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 10:57 am
Noted and signed...thanks Cher

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (152)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 1:20 pm

Ondine J (134)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 2:37 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cher

Ilona V (0)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 3:00 pm
Thanks Cher. Signed & noted.

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 3:39 pm
Signed and Noted for the protection of the seals. Thanks Cher.

Shelli S (374)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 4:05 pm
Done & sent- Thanks

Bartlomiej T (296)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 4:37 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, Cher.

LKoSl J (130)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 6:05 pm
done, thanks

Shirley S (187)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 11:11 pm

Charmaine Shannon (38)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 11:16 pm
Noted, Signed and Shared !! These Seals "NEED" Protection !!


Hahn H (167)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 11:37 pm

MmAway M (503)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 12:34 am
This has been going on for way to long. These seals are shot with arrows, chased,rocks etc. They have had people trying to fight for these seals. This is a beautiful place and tons of tourists go there. Again, here is where mankind comes in with their GREED and again innocent creatures are chased off, beaten and made to leave. I have been there in the past fighting for these seals...let them have this area PERIOD. The City Council SUCKS!
A History of Casa Beach

By virtue of its admission into the Union (i.e. upon becoming a State), California became the owner of all tidelands and all lands lying beneath inland navigable waters. These lands are held in the State’s sovereign capacity and are subject to the common law public trust.

The public trust doctrine restricts uses of sovereign lands to public trust purposes, such as navigation, fisheries, commerce, public access, water-oriented recreation, open space and environmental protection. In 1931, Governor Rolph approved Senate Bill 422, An Act Granting Certain Tide and Submerged Lands of the State of California to the City of San Diego. It has been repeatedly stated that there CPBwas a "trust" created that specifically required Casa Beach (also known as Children's Pool Beach) to be held in "trust” for the use of children. However, there is no specific trust that differs from general public trust lands. Any and all tidelands are held in "trust" throughout the State and if these lands are transferred—even to another public entity—they are transferred to be held in "trust".

Marie W (67)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 12:36 am

MmAway M (503)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 12:37 am
This was a tidelands grant not unlike any other tidelands grant. Thus it is misleading to state that there is a "trust". In this case the City of San Diego received the tidelands grant to be used for specific purposes, including for children. This was amended In 2009, when the State of California passed SB428, a bill which gave the City of San Diego the authority to use Casa Beach as a "marine mammal park for the enjoyment and educational benefit of children."

The earliest mapmakers of La Jolla (1887) named two prominent geological features in the immediate vicinity of what is now called Casa Beach: Seal Rock and Seal Rock Point. Historically seals were present along the La Jolla coast, as may be assumed by the names given to the rocks off Casa Beach. However, due to extensive hunting, the population of harbor seals was decimated until none remained in the area. In 1931, Ellen Browning Scripps donated the funds to build the breakwater at Casa Beach. These tidelands were owned by the State of California.

MmAway M (503)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 12:40 am
Since the cessation of hunting, the population of harbor seals has increased. Although considerably less than historical levels, the current population of about 40,000 individuals off the coast of California is relatively stable. The population at Casa Beach is about 200 individual seals.

Although harbor seals are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, there is currently no enforcement at Casa Beach. Every day members of the San Diego Council of Divers and the San Diego Free Divers, as well as spear fishermen and some visitors, get too close to the seals. This stresses the seals and can drive them from the beach. The City of San Diego currently has a 152-foot rope in place to encourage people to stay at least 50 feet from the seals. Unfortunately, the Intentional Harassers place misleading signs and actively attempt to lure visitors to the seaward side of the rope. They are legally able to do this because the rope is merely a guideline and there is no law to stop anyone who decides they don't care about the guideline or how their actions adversely affect the seal colony.

Currently we are focusing our efforts on closing Casa Beach to the public during the harbor seal pupping season, which is December 15th to May 15th annually. There will be a critical hearing in front of the San Diego City Council about this issue on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 1:00pm. We hope that everyone who wants to protect the La Jolla seals will come in person to this City Council meeting and speak out publicly in support of seasonal beach closure during the harbor seal pupping season.

MmAway M (503)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 12:43 am
S&N and I again will attempt to fight for these SEALS!
I grew up going to this COVE with my parents and never remember seals, but DANG it let the SEALS have this area....Look from above at the area and leave these creatures in PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elisa F (235)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:08 am
N&S. Thanks, Cher.

Inge Bjorkman (201)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:23 am


Sherri G (128)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:27 am
Signed and Noted TY Cher

Carol Bischoff (409)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:59 am
Noted and signed

Tanya W (65)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 2:43 am
Noted and signed.

Danuta W (1248)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 3:03 am

Shaheen N (64)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 3:53 am
Noted & message sent.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 3:55 am
Voice for the voiceless

Sylvie A (193)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 4:15 am
Notée, signée. Merci.

Aileen P (40)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 4:28 am
Noted and signed.

Sonali G (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 4:29 am
signed thanks

Dwain La'Brooy (331)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 5:26 am
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Rhonda B (106)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:04 am
signed! Thank you,

Alison A (244)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:27 am
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Ruth L (243)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:42 am
Signed/noted. Thanks Cher

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:02 am

Veerle V (44)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:16 am
Signed and shared, thanks Cher.

Robert O (12)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:30 am
Thank You!

Thank You for Speaking Up for Seals on California's Coast! You and thousands of other PETA supporters are playing a critical role in our work for millions of sensitive animals who still face almost unimaginable cruelty and neglect.

Thanks Cher!

Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:59 am
Action completed....some humans really need to get a life! Their attitude towards this planet and its species is very disturbing and revolting. Thank you Cher!

Gloria p (304)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:19 am
Use the seal poop for fertilizer!

Gail Ring (89)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:57 am

samantha l (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 9:01 am

Danny M (83)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 10:42 am

linda b (186)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:23 am
Signed, thanks Cher.

Sunday February 16, 2014, 12:07 pm
N & S. Thanks Cher

Mary T (357)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 12:57 pm
thank you Cher - signed and noted

Evelyn B (79)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:00 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher.....

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (41)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:32 pm

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:04 pm
signed and noted thanks

Rachael Moore (55)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 10:39 pm
Signed ~ Thank you Cher.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:10 pm

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Monday February 17, 2014, 12:22 am

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday February 17, 2014, 12:54 am
Noted and signed.

Jan Garen (86)
Monday February 17, 2014, 3:48 am
Noted and signed

Past Member (0)
Monday February 17, 2014, 4:15 am

Past Member (0)
Monday February 17, 2014, 6:49 am
noted and signed, thanks

Yvonne F (181)
Monday February 17, 2014, 7:04 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Cher

Lisa N (206)
Monday February 17, 2014, 3:47 pm

Thank You for Speaking Up for Seals on California's Coast!

Sara P (57)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 8:09 am
Done, thanks Cher.
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