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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 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
Aug 24, 2014 Regina Fredricks
Aug 24, 2014 Alyssa Hill
Aug 23, 2014 julie wylie Stop killing animals
Aug 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Love to all Animals!
Aug 23, 2014 claire owczarkowski
Aug 23, 2014 renata kater
Aug 23, 2014 Kenneth Tolchin
Aug 22, 2014 Miriam Corona
Aug 22, 2014 Brenda Williams
Aug 22, 2014 Paul Whitehouse
Aug 22, 2014 Kim Foster
Aug 22, 2014 sandi krawecki
Aug 22, 2014 Synthia Smith
Aug 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Dreanna Spencer
Aug 21, 2014 Céline zini
Aug 21, 2014 Sinead Sallis life should be respected and cared for, to toucher or harm is another is vilely inhumane.
Aug 21, 2014 Sharon Leavell
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Gino Tarabotto
Aug 21, 2014 henny van der Voort

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