San Diego seal beach closed at night after women are caught on camera hitting and kicking animals

A beach in San Diego that allowed visitors to observe seals in their natural habitat will close its gates at night after footage revealed two women caught abusing the animals. Although the footage was captured late in January, the video only emerged this week.

“The behavior was shocking, reprehensible and certainly not a reflection of how most citizens in our fine city believe animals should be treated,” said Mayor Bob Filner.

Patrolling by police on the beach has increased and authorities are still searching for the two women.