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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

Apr 26, 2017 Kelley Harriss
Apr 25, 2017 Roberto Penaherrera
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Hilary Horan
Apr 24, 2017 Graeme Bluett
Apr 24, 2017 diana bryant
Apr 24, 2017 Janice Flood
Apr 24, 2017 Patricia Stern
Apr 24, 2017 Luisa Melo
Apr 23, 2017 Sharon Bondy
Apr 23, 2017 Kim Williams
Apr 23, 2017 Miriam Lopez
Apr 22, 2017 Susan Lucking
Apr 22, 2017 Sharon Baker There ARE better ways to manage this other than killing an innocent animal!
Apr 22, 2017 Rebecca Bennett
Apr 22, 2017 Jane Munns
Apr 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2017 Kay Birkinshaw
Apr 21, 2017 Jennifer Hurlburt
Apr 21, 2017 Simone Duffin
Apr 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2017 Micki Courtoreille
Apr 21, 2017 Joe and Karen Lansdale
Apr 20, 2017 Ginni Ramsey
Apr 19, 2017 Dawn Ciszar
Apr 19, 2017 catherine simmons
Apr 18, 2017 Jerri Berg
Apr 18, 2017 Kim Lacost
Apr 18, 2017 Vanessa Ungaro
Apr 18, 2017 Laurie Broderick Please protect the sea lions.
Apr 18, 2017 katrien rabaey
Apr 18, 2017 Katrina Shawley
Apr 17, 2017 Mitra Pejman
Apr 17, 2017 牧瀬 千佳
Apr 16, 2017 Nellie Rando
Apr 16, 2017 Anne-Marie Henkes
Apr 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2017 angus murris
Apr 14, 2017 tammy oare
Apr 14, 2017 Deb Powell
Apr 14, 2017 Monika Jakubik
Apr 14, 2017 karla Price
Apr 13, 2017 carmen Blakely
Apr 13, 2017 Sharon Mylott
Apr 13, 2017 Merle Stone
Apr 13, 2017 Kris Jackson
Apr 13, 2017 Carrie Scherer Kind and compassion matters
Apr 13, 2017 Laura Vera
Apr 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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