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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

Aug 21, 2017 Darlene Roepke
Aug 21, 2017 Ertie Evangelista
Aug 20, 2017 Stephanie Delgesso
Aug 19, 2017 Jeannette de Agnolo
Aug 19, 2017 Marianne Sachs-Iacob
Aug 19, 2017 Mary Jean Sharp
Aug 18, 2017 Karen Freedman
Aug 18, 2017 Ashley King
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 17, 2017 Tanja Lepikko
Aug 16, 2017 charin Suarez
Aug 16, 2017 Candi Gaona
Aug 16, 2017 Mike Alves
Aug 16, 2017 Tammy Swoboda
Aug 16, 2017 jessica decker
Aug 16, 2017 Brenda Smith
Aug 16, 2017 sandra falconi
Aug 16, 2017 Sarah Thao
Aug 16, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Aug 16, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
Aug 16, 2017 Vanessa Zunn
Aug 16, 2017 Rodica Ardelean
Aug 16, 2017 Bianca Schramm
Aug 16, 2017 nina rosa jacov
Aug 16, 2017 Josette Mitchell
Aug 16, 2017 jennifer pies
Aug 14, 2017 Moni Raiff
Aug 14, 2017 Lucie Laberge
Aug 14, 2017 Lyla DeVita
Aug 14, 2017 Robert Burns
Aug 14, 2017 Serenella Castri
Aug 14, 2017 robin mater
Aug 14, 2017 Andrew Jeffreys Sea lions surely have a right to live??
Aug 14, 2017 Robin Goldansky
Aug 14, 2017 Lynn Onorato
Aug 14, 2017 Isabela Calin
Aug 14, 2017 Deb Jeffreys Why do humans think the earth and everything on it are theirs to plunder? These animals need the fish far more than humans do - stop this insanity !
Aug 14, 2017 JUDITH COGAN
Aug 14, 2017 Diane Cornwall
Aug 14, 2017 Cara Gregory
Aug 14, 2017 Lydia Lafferty They have to eat too. We are taking their land,soon animals won't have a place to live.
Aug 9, 2017 Lauri Moon
Aug 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Marilyn Miravalles
Aug 7, 2017 Bonnie LaRosa
Aug 7, 2017 Laura and Bill Congdon
Aug 7, 2017 carla renders
Aug 6, 2017 Cyndi Overhulse

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