Headless sea lions have been washing up on Canadian beaches, and some experts think the black market is to blame

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Decapitated sea lions have been washing up on the shores of Vancouver Island and no one is entirely sure why.

 Since March, Vancouver Island resident Deborah Short has found five sea lion carcasses without their heads, according to CTV News.

“I was devastated, completely devastated by it. I couldn’t believe that somebody could sever the head of a sea lion,” she said. “It was shocking to me.”

Seaview Marine Sciences marine mammal zoologist Anna Hall told CBC she also knew of other headless sea lions washing up on Canadian coastline about 93 miles away. Although she didn’t say how many.

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