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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


Jun 25, 2017 Erin Moe
Jun 23, 2017 Barbara Toering Hello, we humans are the cause of starting this havoc on our ecosystem. Please find a better solution then to kill and murder our precious ocean life in the name of profits.
Jun 23, 2017 Jennifer Griffin
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) Put a stop to this senseless cruelty to sea lions.
Jun 22, 2017 Lorraine Chapman
Jun 22, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Ольга Малютина
Jun 21, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Jun 21, 2017 Ellison Hennessy
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
Jun 19, 2017 Mary Ware
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
Jun 19, 2017 Steven Schueller
Jun 19, 2017 Anna Krohn This is the Sea Lions habitat, not the humans!
Jun 19, 2017 Trina Snow
Jun 19, 2017 M. Estella
Jun 19, 2017 Dorian Canalizo
Jun 18, 2017 Angie Moore
Jun 18, 2017 Barry Faust
Jun 18, 2017 Rob Windsor
Jun 17, 2017 julie folley
Jun 16, 2017 Aileen Glynn
Jun 16, 2017 claude mulot
Jun 16, 2017 Sofia Hällgren
Jun 16, 2017 harry hellmold
Jun 16, 2017 Mary Marchbanks
Jun 16, 2017 Stephanie Brake
Jun 16, 2017 Miriam Ashbaugh
Jun 16, 2017 Anthony West
Jun 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 16, 2017 Cyndee Jimenez
Jun 16, 2017 Jacqueline Straw
Jun 16, 2017 Nancy Weiss
Jun 16, 2017 Sherry Mainquist
Jun 14, 2017 Linda Szurley
Jun 14, 2017 James Adams
Jun 14, 2017 Julie Adams
Jun 12, 2017 Ashley Jacobs
Jun 11, 2017 Sandy Moyer
Jun 11, 2017 Leah Smith
Jun 11, 2017 Doreen Walter
Jun 11, 2017 jenny smith
Jun 10, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 10, 2017 Ellen Seeherman
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 7, 2017 Jeannie Merino
Jun 7, 2017 Manuela Nestler
Jun 7, 2017 Kristine Richter It's disgusting that this is your solution. These animals are fighting for survival and executing them is barbaric
Jun 6, 2017 Susan Muller

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