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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 | This letter was sent to Mayor Sanders:
It has come to my attention that the courts have ordered the city of San Diego to dredge the beach and get rid of the our beloved seals. How could this happen when seals are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection act??? This dredging is in violation of this act. In addition, I understand that permits are needed from the army corps of engineers and the California Coastal Commission before this can happen.
Also, do you realize that Feb – April is pupping season for the pregnant seals? Last year, on Dec 1, the city erected a rope on the beach asking that the public stay behind this to prevent interaction among people and seals. This year it has not done so because of the court action.
I beg you to take care of these seal mothers and erect a rope on the beach and do not let them be harmed.
Seals are beautiful, harmless creatures that give us nothing but joy. It is our duty to protect them.
Thank you in advance for your immediate action on this very urgent matter.