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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


Sep 23, 2014 LISA TRENDALL Anything else we can KILL whilst we are on such a great roll !!!! Not one animal is safe on this Planet,how disgusting is that ! It's all about us and Money ! When everything is gone,what good is money ?
Sep 23, 2014 Jen Smith
Sep 23, 2014 Marci Plant
Sep 23, 2014 Karlo Kajsler
Sep 23, 2014 Marti May
Sep 23, 2014 lachie king
Sep 23, 2014 Leilani Palmer
Sep 23, 2014 Julia Schebach
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 kelly knox
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Alex CabreraMD
Sep 22, 2014 Lori Guillard
Sep 22, 2014 Carrie Wyatt
Sep 22, 2014 Kathryn Webers I FULLY SUPPORT the intent of this petition. Shame on humans if we can not coexist with the other creatures of the earth. We have the ability, but lack the intelligence.
Sep 22, 2014 Jennifer Ellis
Sep 22, 2014 Judith Clarke
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 elizabete giglio
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 JUNE CAMPBELL
Sep 22, 2014 Valeria Otazu
Sep 21, 2014 sonali sinha
Sep 21, 2014 Nicole Lewis
Sep 21, 2014 Loraine Wright
Sep 21, 2014 Lance Kammerud
Sep 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2014 anne carlson
Sep 19, 2014 lisa staup
Sep 19, 2014 Roswitha Hanowski
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer Adkins
Sep 18, 2014 Amy Rockey
Sep 18, 2014 laurel strause These poor animals need to eat too, how dare you take their life for humans own consumption wants! We poison their ocean with our waste and oil now we're taking their life because of humans "need" for salmon? May God have mercy on your souls!
Sep 18, 2014 denise hall
Sep 17, 2014 Nancy Aiken
Sep 17, 2014 Sandeepa Bhambri Save all beings! Stop killing them !
Sep 17, 2014 Vong Visalsambath Please stop killing them !
Sep 17, 2014 Anita King If they are taking lives, they should be told they are doing something tragically wrong, and to leave the sea lions alone.
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Leutenegger
Sep 17, 2014 L. Shimabukuro
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 Ewa Rogland Pls, do something!!!!!
Sep 17, 2014 Anne Aaron-Lyle
Sep 17, 2014 Bärbel Karls
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Megan Tillman
Sep 17, 2014 Paula Banas
Sep 17, 2014 sherri pickett
Sep 17, 2014 Rick Harvey
Sep 17, 2014 hye tillison

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