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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

Apr 24, 2015 Amy Aversa
Apr 24, 2015 Rose Williams
Apr 24, 2015 LAURA HART
Apr 24, 2015 a Metcalf
Apr 24, 2015 Sarah Goldstein
Apr 24, 2015 Elise Buffie
Apr 24, 2015 Tina Petereit
Apr 24, 2015 Lauren Moch
Apr 24, 2015 gina Kersten Please stop this.
Apr 24, 2015 Tami Fleming
Apr 24, 2015 Debbie Jackson
Apr 24, 2015 Sheryl Derby
Apr 24, 2015 Elodie Rodriguez
Apr 23, 2015 jocelyne de poorter
Apr 23, 2015 Kim Walsh Please Stop Unnecessary Sea Lion Deaths
Apr 23, 2015 Erica Koconis
Apr 23, 2015 Jan Phillips
Apr 22, 2015 Connie Newcombe
Apr 22, 2015 esther winder
Apr 22, 2015 Lynn Maynard
Apr 22, 2015 Cassandra Lewis
Apr 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2015 Dayana Viscarra
Apr 21, 2015 Lauren Morrison
Apr 21, 2015 plaut gilles
Apr 20, 2015 Tammy Jo Smith
Apr 20, 2015 christina estridge
Apr 20, 2015 lynda skoda
Apr 20, 2015 Diane Gudatis
Apr 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2015 Tina White
Apr 19, 2015 Rhonda Pardue
Apr 18, 2015 JOSÉ CAMPOS
Apr 18, 2015 kanella antonopoulos
Apr 18, 2015 John Wertin
Apr 18, 2015 Laura Arnold
Apr 18, 2015 Elizabeth Veiga
Apr 18, 2015 Johanna Kristin Sigurz
Apr 18, 2015 Julia Perry
Apr 17, 2015 lisa hanback
Apr 17, 2015 Ellen Cather
Apr 17, 2015 marcia ditieri
Apr 17, 2015 keri rowan
Apr 17, 2015 Danielle Schultz
Apr 17, 2015 Shannon Erickson
Apr 17, 2015 Tiffany Terry
Apr 17, 2015 Jaci Wrana
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