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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

Nov 25, 2015 Mona Manera
Nov 25, 2015 Norma Cancio
Nov 25, 2015 Dory Feldmann
Nov 25, 2015 Zephanie Locker-Lampson
Nov 25, 2015 merrilee roberts
Nov 25, 2015 kelie jones
Nov 24, 2015 Stacey lopez
Nov 22, 2015 Laura Scherry
Nov 21, 2015 chantal cruz
Nov 21, 2015 Samantha Long
Nov 20, 2015 Rosa Pereira
Nov 20, 2015 Maja Lacković
Nov 19, 2015 Hope Carl
Nov 19, 2015 Melissa Green
Nov 18, 2015 Sarah Mawer
Nov 18, 2015 Rachael Smith
Nov 18, 2015 Michelle Chandler
Nov 18, 2015 agnes Losonczi
Nov 18, 2015 candace christensen lange I live up here in the Portland area, and it is true, they do shoot the sea lions up here. Its insane and cruel!
Nov 18, 2015 Lone Klitgaard
Nov 18, 2015 Marlyse Hanssens
Nov 18, 2015 Jessica Whitehead
Nov 18, 2015 Jennifer Murray
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Nov 16, 2015 Margherita Polia
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 14, 2015 ivonne leon
Nov 14, 2015 lila guerrero
Nov 13, 2015 Rebecca Johnson
Nov 13, 2015 Marcus Soon
Nov 13, 2015 rebekah salandra
Nov 13, 2015 Stacy Bell
Nov 12, 2015 Maria Holzmann
Nov 12, 2015 Maria Holzmann
Nov 12, 2015 Sandra Beul
Nov 12, 2015 Elma Pjanic
Nov 12, 2015 kathleen conroy
Nov 12, 2015 Martina Hargreaves
Nov 12, 2015 Suzie Awad
Nov 11, 2015 Rita K Curtis
Nov 11, 2015 christine burgess
Nov 10, 2015 Gail Drury
Nov 10, 2015 Bruno Ferreira
Nov 10, 2015 Christine Labbé
Nov 10, 2015 Carol Garcia
Nov 10, 2015 Joanna Ziajew
Nov 10, 2015 Lupe Telles

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