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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 26, 2016 Marianne Smith
Jul 26, 2016 leo v zeeland
Jul 26, 2016 Jodi Igard
Jul 25, 2016 Cynthia Parzuhoski
Jul 25, 2016 mario forchelli
Jul 25, 2016 Laura Gioioso These animals deserve respect and protection!!
Jul 25, 2016 Amy Plamann
Jul 25, 2016 Claudia Bruce
Jul 25, 2016 sanya gnc
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 24, 2016 Margaret Vernon
Jul 23, 2016 Nancy De Jesus
Jul 23, 2016 Sandra Mell
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 Susan Madden
Jul 22, 2016 Joan Lee
Jul 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2016 Debra Dragonheart
Jul 22, 2016 natalie collins
Jul 22, 2016 Anne Hopkins
Jul 22, 2016 Peggy Gonsalves
Jul 22, 2016 Kaarina Moilanen
Jul 22, 2016 Maria Kanukova
Jul 22, 2016 Diane Wesson
Jul 21, 2016 irene riviere
Jul 21, 2016 Nina Carey
Jul 20, 2016 Jacob Spillman
Jul 20, 2016 Mary DANDREA
Jul 18, 2016 eci okta
Jul 18, 2016 alessandro ciccarelli
Jul 17, 2016 Sabine Alkier
Jul 17, 2016 Ricardo Lafare
Jul 16, 2016 (Name not displayed) Personally I call the torture and Killing of Sea Lions murder. Stop torturing them by branding . Its just absolutely more disgusting to kill off intelligent Sea Lions over salmon at tax payer's expense. Its just another excuse for animal cruelty.
Jul 16, 2016 Laura Sherwood
Jul 16, 2016 catherine mengani
Jul 15, 2016 PERLLIE SULIT
Jul 15, 2016 julie wiebe
Jul 14, 2016 angel moser
Jul 14, 2016 Silke Jahn
Jul 14, 2016 Paula Ann Cooper
Jul 14, 2016 Jean Green
Jul 13, 2016 jennifer balkovec
Jul 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 13, 2016 AnnMarie DiNatale
Jul 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 13, 2016 Eileen Mahood-Jose
Jul 13, 2016 Julia McGovern
Jul 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 13, 2016 Wendy Mercante

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