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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 18, 2014 Arden Leslie
Apr 18, 2014 Lisa Drolet
Apr 18, 2014 debbie dunn
Apr 18, 2014 Tara Lee
Apr 17, 2014 Julie Wines
Apr 17, 2014 Stephanie Lloyd
Apr 17, 2014 Kathryn Stiver
Apr 17, 2014 Christie Piersol
Apr 17, 2014 Deborah Demmer
Apr 16, 2014 Gary Shogren
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Apr 16, 2014 Kristy Elam Lindberg
Apr 16, 2014 alexandra saunders
Apr 16, 2014 Felicia Frestan
Apr 16, 2014 Lynn Naftel
Apr 16, 2014 Matthias Haess
Apr 16, 2014 Mallory Maraccini
Apr 16, 2014 Eva Sklenar
Apr 16, 2014 Andrea Dieringer
Apr 16, 2014 Toni Davenport
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Apr 16, 2014 Ola Almazova
Apr 15, 2014 heidi foraker
Apr 15, 2014 Mariana Caraca
Apr 14, 2014 Brigitte Mitra
Apr 14, 2014 Ute Caudill
Apr 14, 2014 Denise Saccone
Apr 14, 2014 M. Browning
Apr 14, 2014 fern Walker
Apr 14, 2014 Svetlana Demireva
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Apr 14, 2014 Sonia Maia
Apr 13, 2014 Madeleine Bateman
Apr 13, 2014 Johann Shriber
Apr 12, 2014 sheila sutton
Apr 12, 2014 Auraelia Emery
Apr 12, 2014 cynthia benkert
Apr 12, 2014 Christine Oakley
Apr 12, 2014 angela gulliver
Apr 12, 2014 Jayne Hayes
Apr 12, 2014 Sara Gutierrez
Apr 12, 2014 Kim Adams
Apr 12, 2014 James Foglieni
Apr 12, 2014 игорь козлов
Apr 12, 2014 Britt Kelch
Apr 12, 2014 Melissa Bostic
Apr 12, 2014 Melissa Frost
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Apr 11, 2014 Susanne Krasovich

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