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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

Dec 19, 2014 Kathleen Cherry The easy way is not the best way to solve a real problem with real lives at stake. Please look at the long term and find a fairer way.
Dec 19, 2014 Laura Tysinger
Dec 19, 2014 Shannon Blair
Dec 18, 2014 Shirley Elliott
Dec 18, 2014 Teri Duchac
Dec 18, 2014 Kelly Brewer
Dec 17, 2014 catherine jobling
Dec 17, 2014 maryann tracy
Dec 17, 2014 Marcia McGuire
Dec 17, 2014 claudia gonzalez
Dec 17, 2014 Tanara Rudic
Dec 17, 2014 Edie Urbasik
Dec 17, 2014 Cecily Isle
Dec 17, 2014 Dana Miranda
Dec 17, 2014 Lindsay Mugglestone
Dec 17, 2014 Lantana Wade STOP THE CRUELTY!!!
Dec 17, 2014 Larry Branson
Dec 17, 2014 Pauline Berg
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Kellie LaPadula
Dec 16, 2014 Deanna Gentle
Dec 16, 2014 Kristen Corne
Dec 16, 2014 Tammy Handelong
Dec 15, 2014 Beth Tarilton
Dec 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2014 Rebecca Schwichtenberg
Dec 14, 2014 Melissa Urbina
Dec 14, 2014 ankie brunschot
Dec 14, 2014 Angela mills
Dec 14, 2014 terri dwyer
Dec 13, 2014 Heidi Ribbert
Dec 13, 2014 eamon campbell
Dec 13, 2014 Sabine Danelon
Dec 12, 2014 Shannon Null
Dec 12, 2014 Janet McDaniel
Dec 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 12, 2014 Edward Aumack
Dec 12, 2014 Dorothy Roberts
Dec 12, 2014 Patricia Silva
Dec 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 11, 2014 (Name not displayed) What it can be the reason is really no excuse for this cruelty killing I really pray for them and justice come and change to stop the killing!
Dec 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 11, 2014 Mary Daley Nunn
Dec 11, 2014 Aurora Margareta Barabancea
Dec 10, 2014 Valarie Jones
Dec 10, 2014 Carmen Calleja
Dec 10, 2014 Elisabetta Argenta
Dec 10, 2014 Tammy Fenske
Dec 10, 2014 (Name not displayed) Help !
Dec 10, 2014 Dru Ann Delgado

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