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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.

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 25, 2017 Elaine Taylor
Aug 25, 2017 Emily Kuester Please stop this cruelty towards innocent animals now!
Aug 25, 2017 Melissa Evans
Aug 25, 2017 myriam lengline
Aug 25, 2017 Anne Van den Berghe
Aug 24, 2017 Aurelia Gergely
Aug 24, 2017 Julie Minton
Aug 24, 2017 Margaret Surmiak
Aug 24, 2017 Julie Miller
Aug 24, 2017 Carla Wilson
Aug 24, 2017 Anne Romanow
Aug 24, 2017 Laurie King
Aug 24, 2017 Carol D'Auria
Aug 24, 2017 Donna Hapner
Aug 24, 2017 Laura LaRocca
Aug 24, 2017 Inês Correia
Aug 24, 2017 regula HESS
Aug 23, 2017 Heather Gutierrez
Aug 22, 2017 Vanessa Van Vuuren
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
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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
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