Family Slammed for Reckless Behavior
There are clear signs on the dock stating that no personal shall disturb a marine mammal except when fishing according to Canada’s Marine Mammal Regulation and the signs as Steveston docks say the maximum penalty for disturbing a marine mammal is $100,000. There are also signs that warn that sea lion bites can cause very serious infections that may lead to amputation or even death therefore this is why they are considering this event to be reckless behavior. Hopefully this incident will finally team people to stop feeding the sea lions even though the animals are not inherently dangerous and are not looking to grab people. Many claim that this video should be seen as a teaching moment and not a shame to someone. People are also claiming that maybe the sea lion had mistaken her dress for food and maybe he acted in frustration because the feeding had stopped.