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At Bonneville Dam in Cascade Locks, Oregon, California sea lions are experiencing a tragic habitat clash with the Chinook salmon. Sea lions live off of the salmon, and commercial fishermen complain that the sea lions are consuming the bulk of their fisheries.

A handful of sea lions have already been killed so far at the Bonneville Dam in the name of commercial fishing. While the need for commercial fishing remains, there are more sustainable ways to control the populations of both the lions and the fish. Sign the petition below asking Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife director Roy Elicker to address this problem and implement sustainable population control methods that don't harm any animal species.

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Dear Roy Elicker:

I was horrified to hear about the sea lion executions that are currently taking place at Oregon's Bonneville Dam. While I understand the need for control over the Chinook salmon population, there are more sustainable ways to manage it rather than killing off innocent animals.

The Bonneville Dam itself is part of the problem. The dam's implementation has interfered greatly with the sea lions' habitat and hunting grounds. The situation surrounding the dwindling salmon population can largely be attributed to decisions made by humans— decisions that are now wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. It's simply not the sea lions' fault that the dam has severely limited their food source.

We cannot continue to allow these murders to take place. I am writing to ask that you address this situation as soon as possible, and work with your colleagues at the Department of Fish and Wildlife to find a solution that does not involve euthanizing innocent sea lions— or any other animal for that matter. It's important, especially in these times of environmental struggle, that we take all possible steps to preserve life on our planet.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Nov 22, 2014 Maribel Ortega
Nov 22, 2014 Toreka Pulou
Nov 22, 2014 Nicola Breen Patrick
Nov 22, 2014 Olivia Petty
Nov 22, 2014 Mitch DeBoer
Nov 22, 2014 Florencia Ferrero Motta
Nov 22, 2014 stacey merzanis
Nov 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2014 joanne lockhart
Nov 21, 2014 emilie schaumburg
Nov 20, 2014 Emily Campbell
Nov 20, 2014 Şennur Karaağaç Stop unnecessary Sea Lions Deaths!
Nov 20, 2014 Morena gambarelli
Nov 20, 2014 Ellen M. Parent
Nov 20, 2014 Piero Masarati
Nov 19, 2014 LaDonna Knouse
Nov 19, 2014 Sue Waterman
Nov 19, 2014 Anna Tolmacheva
Nov 19, 2014 Steph Remus
Nov 19, 2014 Elizabeth Aguirre
Nov 19, 2014 Kathy Simpson
Nov 19, 2014 Michelle Mannino
Nov 18, 2014 Katherine Poujardieu
Nov 18, 2014 Meghann Harrington
Nov 18, 2014 Julie Martin
Nov 18, 2014 Linda Cave
Nov 18, 2014 hale ebrahimi
Nov 17, 2014 Melissa Fila
Nov 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2014 Margit Maguire
Nov 17, 2014 Pauline Köhler
Nov 17, 2014 marda DeWet
Nov 17, 2014 Dave Croft
Nov 16, 2014 Donna Tindall
Nov 16, 2014 Deanna Moncrief
Nov 16, 2014 Maria Hicks
Nov 16, 2014 Mackenzie Liska
Nov 16, 2014 jeff boden
Nov 15, 2014 (Name not displayed) It just sounds so wrong… kill an animal so that you can have an easier time to kill a fish. The big difference is that the killing of the fish is necessary, as we eat fish. Killing a sea lion is just morally wrong, as it has not justifiable reason.
Nov 15, 2014 Kacie Hillstrom
Nov 15, 2014 sandy vanpelt
Nov 15, 2014 julianna lavin
Nov 15, 2014 m.cecilia dallari
Nov 15, 2014 Jenny Zeng
Nov 14, 2014 Rose Avakian
Nov 14, 2014 Lynne Thrower
Nov 14, 2014 Janie Ellis

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