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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 6, 2016 Ann Allen
Dec 6, 2016 Sharon Richardson
Dec 6, 2016 Ursula Bellof
Dec 6, 2016 Karola Windweh
Dec 6, 2016 Karen Glennan-West
Dec 6, 2016 misty carr
Dec 6, 2016 Diana Reid
Dec 6, 2016 Donna Hart
Dec 6, 2016 JoAnn Dunn
Dec 6, 2016 Jessica Wolf
Dec 6, 2016 Filippo Garofalo
Dec 6, 2016 Karina Utech
Dec 6, 2016 Sabine Möhler
Dec 6, 2016 Claudia Maas
Dec 5, 2016 Linda Dennis
Dec 5, 2016 Pamela Ierubino
Dec 5, 2016 christine marchand
Dec 4, 2016 Richard Jonk
Dec 4, 2016 Janine Vinton
Dec 4, 2016 Sharon guilford Have no words to decrribe my broken heart over killing animals again
Dec 4, 2016 Basabi Banerjee
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Dec 4, 2016 marie meziani
Dec 4, 2016 Mandy Jonk
Dec 4, 2016 Mir Otten
Dec 4, 2016 marieke van Engeland
Dec 4, 2016 cornelia heppner
Dec 4, 2016 Susanne Wischinski
Dec 4, 2016 olivier mouro
Dec 4, 2016 Kathy Efthymiakopoulos
Dec 4, 2016 Angela Kohnke
Dec 4, 2016 Ronny De Coster
Dec 4, 2016 Reich Ingrid
Dec 4, 2016 Mariana Lukacova
Dec 4, 2016 Rijkea Lammertse
Dec 4, 2016 Andrea Fleck
Dec 4, 2016 Petra Salenka
Dec 4, 2016 angelika wegner
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Dec 4, 2016 cessenou sophie
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Dec 4, 2016 guillemot catherine
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Dec 4, 2016 Myriam Vanden abbeelen
Dec 4, 2016 Sabine Hofmann
Dec 4, 2016 Gerlinde Holzer
Dec 4, 2016 Jennifer D'herckers
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