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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


Sep 24, 2016 Linda Dockery
Sep 24, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Sep 23, 2016 silva kruzic
Sep 23, 2016 Holli DuShane
Sep 23, 2016 Anar Mirkar
Sep 23, 2016 Kim Fox
Sep 23, 2016 Tammy Macvean
Sep 23, 2016 Richard Svensson
Sep 23, 2016 Laura Valentine
Sep 23, 2016 diane calvert
Sep 23, 2016 Betty Seger
Sep 23, 2016 Joyce Brogger
Sep 21, 2016 Karin Rettig
Sep 20, 2016 Charolette Mace
Sep 19, 2016 Meg Blanchard
Sep 19, 2016 danuta radko
Sep 18, 2016 karen Perez
Sep 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2016 Mary Flavin
Sep 16, 2016 Marie Armandy
Sep 16, 2016 Angie Richardson
Sep 16, 2016 Isabel Owen
Sep 16, 2016 Julie Stuckey
Sep 16, 2016 Jenny Miller
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Sep 14, 2016 Jennifer Friend
Sep 14, 2016 Barbara Smuts
Sep 13, 2016 Tracy Ho
Sep 13, 2016 Leann Long
Sep 13, 2016 Sandra Lubrano
Sep 13, 2016 Jane Lane
Sep 13, 2016 Lisa Courter
Sep 13, 2016 Mary Hageman
Sep 13, 2016 Cynthia Mahlin
Sep 12, 2016 Marilyn Morgan
Sep 12, 2016 Myrna Alvarado
Sep 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2016 Beth Piuze
Sep 12, 2016 Arline Lohli
Sep 12, 2016 Elizabeth Carrie
Sep 12, 2016 Chip Fontaine
Sep 12, 2016 Anne Defays
Sep 12, 2016 Jenna Harris
Sep 12, 2016 debra Goldstein Lustig
Sep 12, 2016 Yana Evteeva
Sep 12, 2016 Susan Seidman
Sep 12, 2016 Sara Garcia
Sep 12, 2016 Mimi Prevatt
Sep 12, 2016 Cheryl Smith
Sep 11, 2016 (Name not displayed) Stop Unnecessary Sea Lion Deaths!!!

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