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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

Jan 28, 2015 Charlene Moody
Jan 27, 2015 cindy stein Please put an end to the killing of these sea lions. Please make it a crime to hurt or kill one.
Jan 27, 2015 Susan Bennett
Jan 27, 2015 lis smith
Jan 26, 2015 MICHELLE LORD
Jan 26, 2015 marie-anna ultsch
Jan 26, 2015 Linda Bachmanek
Jan 26, 2015 verena wazlawik
Jan 26, 2015 Chanell Haggard
Jan 25, 2015 Barbara Gladfelter
Jan 25, 2015 Shannon VanArsdall
Jan 25, 2015 Ruperta Garcia
Jan 25, 2015 Alexandre Tytgat
Jan 25, 2015 Tyrrell Mendis
Jan 24, 2015 Deborah Martin
Jan 23, 2015 andrea Smith
Jan 23, 2015 Gillian Lee
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Jan 23, 2015 hannah wilson
Jan 22, 2015 Phyllis cafagna
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Jan 22, 2015 Melanie Vangroningen
Jan 21, 2015 Nancy Phillips
Jan 21, 2015 Oliver Jordi
Jan 21, 2015 fabiano garcia
Jan 21, 2015 Lynn M
Jan 21, 2015 Robin Sellers
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Jan 21, 2015 Denise Burnison
Jan 21, 2015 Donna Banks
Jan 21, 2015 Kristy Gerke
Jan 21, 2015 Silvina Ares
Jan 21, 2015 Brian Rader
Jan 21, 2015 Mary Galiani
Jan 21, 2015 David Irish
Jan 21, 2015 Denise McCarty
Jan 21, 2015 Detelina Guecheva
Jan 20, 2015 talla pratha
Jan 20, 2015 Anitha Krishnappa
Jan 20, 2015 Manorama Singh
Jan 20, 2015 Dalton Grady
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Jan 20, 2015 wendy donovan
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Jan 20, 2015 Israel Valdez
Jan 20, 2015 Ewa Czyzewska
Jan 20, 2015 Laura Poore
Jan 20, 2015 Jennifer Martin
Jan 20, 2015 Michael-David Kerns
Jan 20, 2015 Adriana Pinheiro

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