Chile. 15.05.12. At least 30 sea lions have been found dead on a beach in the north of Chile. What was the cause of their death is still unknown, it has been reported in the department of the National Service for the Protection of Nature.
Into the death of the animals under investigation. According to preliminary data, death was caused by mechanical damage, some individuals were severely mutilated and blamed by fishermen or hunters fat of these animals as it is used for the production of medicinal oil, which is used in traditional medicine.