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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, 2015 Lisa Hanley
Jul 31, 2015 Marce Walsh We must be the voices for the animals!
Jul 31, 2015 Kimberly langdale
Jul 31, 2015 Vicki Bron
Jul 31, 2015 Jennifer Schuh
Jul 31, 2015 Erika Agnew
Jul 31, 2015 cindy Miller
Jul 31, 2015 David Forsberg
Jul 31, 2015 Rene Pina
Jul 31, 2015 kathy wunderlich
Jul 31, 2015 Melanie Guevara
Jul 31, 2015 Kelly Bell
Jul 31, 2015 Linda Goldenhar
Jul 31, 2015 MARK FUZEK
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) these ppl should die
Jul 29, 2015 Elisabeth Wouters
Jul 29, 2015 Melissa Mazza
Jul 29, 2015 Janet McCaffrey
Jul 28, 2015 Jan Gloyd
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 Paula Eaton
Jul 26, 2015 Mary Hall
Jul 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2015 Christine Chacon
Jul 24, 2015 Christine Reeder
Jul 24, 2015 Angus Barkley
Jul 24, 2015 Verma Cagno
Jul 24, 2015 Dora Loynd
Jul 24, 2015 Gena Kosmides
Jul 24, 2015 DE Cook
Jul 24, 2015 Sara Roman
Jul 24, 2015 Stephanie Whitney
Jul 24, 2015 Andrea Schuster
Jul 23, 2015 christina schneider This is something close to my heart. Black hearted cowards killing innocent sea lions. They are one of the most gorgeous creatures. Why can't these beautiful innocent animals just be left alone? What has this world come to?? I sincerely hope karma exists!
Jul 23, 2015 Mirosław Sulima
Jul 23, 2015 DOUG SNYDER
Jul 23, 2015 Kristine Norris
Jul 23, 2015 Ridley Molders
Jul 23, 2015 Zippora Neitz
Jul 23, 2015 Linda Petty
Jul 23, 2015 Patricia Merriman
Jul 23, 2015 Christine Anderson
Jul 23, 2015 Isabella Ondei
Jul 23, 2015 Marlene Sauer
Jul 22, 2015 Laura Owen
Jul 22, 2015 Leila Mojab
Jul 21, 2015 Carlos Diaz
Jul 20, 2015 Elmarizze Kunert
Jul 20, 2015 joy aclupen

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