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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

Oct 22, 2016 STEPHANIE DICKEL this is horrifying
Oct 22, 2016 Ann Bertens
Oct 22, 2016 Miryam Fonken
Oct 21, 2016 Todd Green
Oct 21, 2016 Tina Brewster
Oct 21, 2016 Mansat Corinne
Oct 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2016 Tina Rhea
Oct 20, 2016 Svetlana Volik
Oct 20, 2016 Majbritt Engbo Nielsen
Oct 20, 2016 Ilse Spiegel
Oct 19, 2016 Meredith Maxwell
Oct 19, 2016 Sevda Cenkci
Oct 18, 2016 Georgina Hughes
Oct 18, 2016 Chantel Ramnanan
Oct 17, 2016 Courtney Whiteway
Oct 17, 2016 Lori Zabrodski Oregon - would expect more from you
Oct 17, 2016 Elisa Lourinho
Oct 17, 2016 Indu Saxena
Oct 16, 2016 maibritt hedegaard
Oct 16, 2016 Estela moreno
Oct 16, 2016 Therese Monse This is murder, pure and simple, and a horrific practice that must end now!
Oct 16, 2016 Roseann Winkler
Oct 16, 2016 Joyce Moore
Oct 16, 2016 Roshni Ajodhia
Oct 16, 2016 jean tsucalas
Oct 15, 2016 kathleen mcnally
Oct 14, 2016 Robert Rogan
Oct 14, 2016 cristina rodriguez
Oct 14, 2016 Marc van de Waarseenburg
Oct 14, 2016 Autumn Wilson
Oct 14, 2016 bellinda rolf-jansen
Oct 14, 2016 Jolanda Soethaert
Oct 12, 2016 Roxanne Pranger
Oct 11, 2016 ANNA BERGALIS
Oct 11, 2016 Annlouise Andersson Stop this killing of tigers now devil bastards, hope this People burn in hell 👿 karma coms to all this People werry soon.
Oct 10, 2016 Jacqueline Clare
Oct 10, 2016 Idalia Padilla
Oct 9, 2016 Davee Gault
Oct 7, 2016 Anne Prost
Oct 5, 2016 Beatrix Gayle
Oct 4, 2016 leigh barry
Oct 4, 2016 Elisabeth Jimmink
Oct 4, 2016 Sarah Crothers
Oct 4, 2016 Annie Kluge
Oct 3, 2016 Ruth Patterson
Oct 3, 2016 Kristi Martin
Oct 2, 2016 Elena Sánchez

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