The battle between animal advocates and public beach access proponents is heating up once again.
The controversy stems from a barrier rope at Children's Pool in La Jolla.
Animal rights advocacy group, La Jolla Friends of the Seals, plans to file a lawsuit Friday because they say the rope isn't long enough and isn't protecting the seals.
This issue has been pitting community members against each other for years.
The City Council voted over a year ago to maintain a barrier rope at the Children's Pool that would protect the seals.
Animal rights advocates say the rope is not long enough and the seals are being washed out to sea.
Others argue that it’s a public beach that has been shared between humans and the seals for years.
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