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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

Feb 21, 2017 Tina Keeling
Feb 21, 2017 Deborah Boychuk
Feb 21, 2017 Ramona Fridley
Feb 21, 2017 Naomi Dunlap
Feb 21, 2017 athina garani
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Feb 21, 2017 Divya Priyanath
Feb 21, 2017 Lida Stevenson
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Feb 21, 2017 Kat Pierquet
Feb 21, 2017 julie munson
Feb 21, 2017 Carolyn Popp
Feb 21, 2017 janice pemberton
Feb 21, 2017 Gina Lledo
Feb 20, 2017 Janet Smith
Feb 20, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Feb 20, 2017 Caterina Raviglione
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Feb 19, 2017 sarah weisberg
Feb 18, 2017 Marion Bost
Feb 18, 2017 Margy Renner
Feb 18, 2017 Jackie Muzio
Feb 18, 2017 melissa bird
Feb 18, 2017 Marianna Alexandros
Feb 16, 2017 Sandi Shivers
Feb 16, 2017 Ellen McCann
Feb 16, 2017 Linda Smyth
Feb 16, 2017 Christine Rochette
Feb 15, 2017 Robert Cooke, Jr.
Feb 15, 2017 Maritza Patch
Feb 15, 2017 Jean McClenathen
Feb 14, 2017 Heidi Moschetti
Feb 14, 2017 Dunja Srdanovic
Feb 14, 2017 Michelle Malaspino
Feb 14, 2017 Maria Johnson
Feb 14, 2017 roberta thornton-howard
Feb 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2017 Natalia Smirnova
Feb 12, 2017 jeri davidoff
Feb 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2017 Tina Bryner
Feb 12, 2017 amelia vitale
Feb 10, 2017 Kevin Maisonave
Feb 9, 2017 Barb Baer
Feb 9, 2017 yvonne hunter
Feb 9, 2017 Janie Rhodus
Feb 8, 2017 Mariam Michaela
Feb 8, 2017 Michelle Blackley
Feb 8, 2017 Karen Petrovich
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