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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


Jul 31, 2014 Kat Ehret
Jul 31, 2014 Carl Morales
Jul 31, 2014 Carolyn Hammonds
Jul 31, 2014 Michelle Neeson
Jul 31, 2014 Kaley Bill
Jul 30, 2014 felisha juska
Jul 30, 2014 Sarah Aquino
Jul 30, 2014 Jennifer Birks
Jul 29, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 28, 2014 James Mondie
Jul 28, 2014 Brittany Wheeler
Jul 27, 2014 Tammy Reyna
Jul 27, 2014 Jocelyne FAROUAULT
Jul 27, 2014 Lavenna White
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Margaret Neal STOP KILLING SEA LIONS!!!
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Elisabeth Björklund
Jul 26, 2014 chloe kambouridis
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 jody mahnken
Jul 25, 2014 steven keena
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Roberta Butticci
Jul 25, 2014 Pat Tierney
Jul 25, 2014 Lisa Welchel
Jul 25, 2014 kaitlin Kennedy
Jul 25, 2014 Ksenya Buzynnik
Jul 25, 2014 b Schwartz
Jul 25, 2014 Kelley Andersen
Jul 25, 2014 Carl Macrae
Jul 25, 2014 Missy Rzeppa
Jul 25, 2014 Iris Smith
Jul 25, 2014 Katarina Pejčinović
Jul 25, 2014 Gina Crane
Jul 25, 2014 Jeanette Rea
Jul 25, 2014 Sara Robins Please. Stop. As an Oregonian, I ask that you please stop this now.
Jul 25, 2014 ARTIGAU jean-pierre
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 emilia feudo
Jul 24, 2014 Shirley Petersen
Jul 24, 2014 louise birkett
Jul 24, 2014 tamara quartin
Jul 24, 2014 April Lerche
Jul 24, 2014 amy lynn pemrick
Jul 24, 2014 Claudia Hall “IF YOU HAVE MEN WHO WILL EXCLUDE ANY OF GOD’S CREATURES FROM THE SHELTER OF COMPASSION & PITY, YOU WILL HAVE MEN WHO WILL DEAL LIKEWISE WITH THEIR FELLOW MEN.” ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Jul 23, 2014 Laura Horning
Jul 23, 2014 Gicelle Faggion Porque os animais em e devem viver.
Jul 23, 2014 diego fleita
Jul 23, 2014 Dragana Stajic

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