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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 6, 2015 Barbara August
Jul 6, 2015 Antonio Elias Firmino Ferreira
Jul 6, 2015 A.M.M. Becker
Jul 5, 2015 Maria Parthe
Jul 4, 2015 Rosa Rodriguez
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2015 Loreto Fillat de Acosta
Jul 4, 2015 Vasilios Tsoukis
Jul 4, 2015 Susan Nieto
Jul 4, 2015 Brooke Munsinger
Jul 4, 2015 E Dumbleton
Jul 3, 2015 Deja Brown
Jul 3, 2015 Suzie Ford
Jul 3, 2015 Haley Norriss
Jul 3, 2015 marian selim
Jul 1, 2015 Susan Swift
Jun 30, 2015 Pauline Seymour
Jun 29, 2015 Lynn Munson
Jun 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 chantal billot
Jun 28, 2015 Julia Zimansky
Jun 28, 2015 renae nowicki
Jun 28, 2015 Judy Fore
Jun 28, 2015 Manuela Werthwein
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 Alicja Bożek
Jun 28, 2015 Margaret FRy
Jun 28, 2015 Jeff Morris
Jun 27, 2015 w. baus Seems to me it's the fishermen eating the bulk of the sea lions primary food source. It's man's fault with the dam!
Jun 27, 2015 kathy ingram
Jun 27, 2015 Nectaria Peters
Jun 27, 2015 Gail Blank
Jun 27, 2015 Linda Lee
Jun 27, 2015 Cindy Zatlokowicz
Jun 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2015 Sarah Nelson
Jun 25, 2015 Doreen Schein
Jun 25, 2015 Stelios Armenis
Jun 25, 2015 Judy DiCocco
Jun 25, 2015 Cindy Grove
Jun 25, 2015 BLANCA Trenche
Jun 24, 2015 Garry Lough
Jun 24, 2015 jenn robb, M.D. This is exactly the type of behavior that makes me ashamed to reside and work in Oregon. We are supposed to be progressive. There is nothing progressive about killing animals so fisherman can make more money.
Jun 24, 2015 Christie Rawls
Jun 24, 2015 Ruth Rudin
Jun 24, 2015 Natan Kirat
Jun 24, 2015 Natasha Mazza
Jun 24, 2015 Kaci Kretchmar Stop the slaughter of these innocent animals.
Jun 24, 2015 Sam Dimes

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