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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

Aug 30, 2014 iwona l
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Janet Ball
Aug 30, 2014 andrea frey
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Iris Chynoweth
Aug 29, 2014 Walter Moran Idiots.
Aug 29, 2014 Maija Dravnieks What is wrong with these people? How dare you encroach upon their ancient habitats and try to hurt them for being there.
Aug 29, 2014 Carol McMahon
Aug 29, 2014 Iris Barrientos
Aug 29, 2014 Sandy Weber
Aug 29, 2014 Ralph Chapman
Aug 29, 2014 Emma Spires
Aug 29, 2014 Ida Fedik
Aug 29, 2014 Giselle White
Aug 29, 2014 Terri Molnar
Aug 29, 2014 Dianne Trionfo
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Lucienne Ketelaars
Aug 29, 2014 kathy funk
Aug 29, 2014 Minerva Krueger
Aug 29, 2014 Judy G
Aug 28, 2014 Katie Simpson
Aug 28, 2014 Armida Franceschini
Aug 28, 2014 Yunuen Jimenez
Aug 28, 2014 Renee Harwood
Aug 28, 2014 judy mckague
Aug 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2014 Vanessa Marcano
Aug 28, 2014 Reese Yu
Aug 28, 2014 Lloyd Johnson
Aug 28, 2014 G. Tompkins
Aug 27, 2014 Renate Gärtner
Aug 27, 2014 Gina Jones
Aug 27, 2014 Shawn Gordon
Aug 26, 2014 Carmen Williams
Aug 26, 2014 Crystal Reese
Aug 25, 2014 Cori Craft
Aug 25, 2014 kat api
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2014 elizabeth ayscough We need to share this planet with other life forms; if we kill off all other animals; we will soon follow.
Aug 25, 2014 Carl Cartwright
Aug 25, 2014 Peggy Pazdro
Aug 25, 2014 barbara jones
Aug 25, 2014 Gina Tedescucci
Aug 24, 2014 Suzanne McClain
Aug 24, 2014 Heidi Handsaker
Aug 24, 2014 Meritxell Fernandez Casal

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