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Seal Supporters Rally in La Jolla

A group of seal supporters holds a rally and marches along the sidewalk on the cliff above the Children’s Pool on July 22, 2009.
A group of seal supporters holds a rally and marches along the sidewalk on the cliff above the Children’s Pool on July 22, 2009.

Supporters of the seals living at the Children’s Pool in La Jolla held a rally Tuesday.

A calm group of seal supporters walked back and forth along the sidewalk on the cliff above the Children’s Pool. They carried signs saying things like “Taxpayers for seals” and “Help Seal the Deal” referring to legislation recently signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger that gives control of the beach to the San Diego City Council. Ashley Herrera is with the group Friends of the Seals.

“We are here to be grateful to the Governor and Senator Kehoe and everybody that has pushed this bill through,” she says. “We’re just grateful that they are taking a step forward to put a stop to all this drama that has been caused by these seals.”

The rally did not draw a crowd opposed to the seals, but it did garner a lot of media attention But the seals couldn’t be bothered with the commotion. Most of them stayed in the water and off the sand during the rally.