Don't Kill the Bonneville Sea Lions
  • Petitioned Garth Griffin

This petition was delivered to:

NOAA Fisheries Northwest Region
Garth Griffin
NOAA Media Relations
Brian Gorman
Idaho Department of Fish & Game
Virgil Moore
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Phil Anderson
Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, NOAA
Helen Golde
Marine Mammal Program Leader
Robin F. Brown
Director, Office of Protected Resources, NOAA
James Lecky
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
Roy Elicker
Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, NMFS
Donna Darm
Governor, State of Washington
Christine Gregoire

Don't Kill the Bonneville Sea Lions

    1. The Dolphin Save Misty
    2. Petition by

      The Dolphin Save Misty

      Taiji, Japan

On March 15, 2012, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States Department of Commerce, authorized the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington to take lethal measures to remove up to 92 California sea lions from the Bonneville Dam. Per the letter signed by James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, the animals identified to be predators of endangered salmon can be shot by qualified marksmen as soon as MARCH 20, 2012!  According to the Humane Society of the United States "killing sea lions will do little more than waste their lives with no appreciable benefit to the fish."

On March 19, 2012, The Humane Society of the United States filed a lawsuit to SAVE the Bonneville Sea Lions

MARCH 22 URGENT UPDATE:  A FEDERAL JUDGE TODAY DENIED A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER FILED BY THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES.  PER THE JUDGE'S RULING, UP TO 30 SEA LIONS CAN BE KILLED BY LETHAL INJECTION.  A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE SAYS THEY HAVE TRAPS IN PLACE & ARE READY TO BEGIN KILLING! For more follow this link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/energy-environment/judge-limits-but-does-not-stop-killing-sea-lions-to-save-salmon-at-bonneville-dam/2012/03/22/gIQAj2UqTS_story.html

March 22 UPDATE #2 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is now involved! Who wants to be a DAM GUARDIAN?  http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/03/22/us-district-court-ruling-could-allow-state-wildlife-agencies-to-kill-460-federally-protected-califor-1358

URGENT UPDATE:  As of April 12, 2012, FOUR sea lions have been killed by lethal injection at the Bonneville Dam.  The current ruling by a federal judge allows for the killing of up to 30 sea lions!  PLEASE sign & share the petition AND call Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber at (503) 378-4582 & Washington Governor Chris Gregoire at (360) 902-4111 AND TELL THEM TO CALL OFF THE CULL!   

PLEASE DO NOT BE SILENT ON THIS MATTER!  LIVES ARE AT STAKE!

For background on James Lecky, the controversial federal official who authorized the killings, follow this link: http://www.examiner.com/animal-advocacy-in-washington-dc/controversial-federal-bureacrat-signs-death-warrant-for-92-california-sea-lions

This brief video provides important insights into those who are running the killing operation at the Bonneville Dam:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lBsxsR3Ha0]

For more information, read this VERY THOROUGH background on the Sea Lions Under Seige at the Bonneville Dam prepared by the Humane Society of the United States:  http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/fisheries/timelines/bonneville_dam_sea_lions_under_siege.html

Save Misty the Dolphin is a social media campaign committed to ending the slaughter of vulnerable marine mammals worldwide.  Visit us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Savemistythedolphin

 

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    1. Reached 8,000 signatures
    2. Please be sure to read the article published today in Digital Journal

      The Dolphin Save Misty
      Petition Organizer

      This article by journalist Elizabeth Batt gives a very thorough update on the saga of the scapegoated sea lions at Bonneville Dam.

    3. Reached 2,500 signatures
    4. The Humane Society of the United States has filed a lawsuit

      The Dolphin Save Misty
      Petition Organizer

      The Humane Society of the United States, Wild Fish Conservancy and two individual plaintiffs filed suit in federal court, seeking to stop the National Marine Fisheries Service from once again authorizing Idaho, Washington and Oregon to kill sea lions at Bonneville Dam—as many as 460—over the next five years. PENDING A VERDICT, WE ASK EVERYONE TO KEEP SIGNING & SHARING THE PETITION. Thank you for your commitment to the sea lions of the Bonneville Dam!

    5. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    • Para Maharlika MANILA, PHILIPPINES
      • over 2 years ago

      A FEDERAL JUDGE TODAY DENIED A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER FILED BY THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES. PER THE JUDGE'S RULING, UP TO 30 SEA LIONS CAN BE KILLED BY LETHAL INJECTION

      ~ Are they insane?

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    • Yami Bato ERBIL, IRAQ
      • over 2 years ago

      This nature has a balance, some animals need to eat, and others need to be eaten, this is GOD's equilibrium, if you keep up on killing these things, you will doom the earth by giving it a side effect from a spot where we have never expected, you can't kill lions because they eat other animals, the increase in number of one animal decrease of the other between the animal kingdom is something science still hasen't reached a required level to understand it, ... GOD never creates something without a reason, this is LOGIC and this is WISDOM, and what you are doing is crime against animals lives, and a crime against human feelings ...

      Stop hurting the earth, we only one earth, you don't know these see lions do to keep our environmental balance, one day you will regret it so stop before that day comes...

      Yami Bato

      Website: http://www.facebook.com/IQScienceFaith

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    • victoria viñotte MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
      • over 2 years ago

      porque considero que la solución no está en matarlos, la solición lógica seria atraparlos y re ubicarlos en un lugar donde no afecten la pesca que tanto les preocupa.

      Es más barato quitar la vida que invertir para salvarla.

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    • sindi evelyn MéRIDA, MEXICO
      • over 2 years ago

      por que no es etico privarles de la libertad a los animales con un grado de evolution avanzado.

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    • Denise Eissing RESEDA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Are you out of your mind? Those who want this should look in the mirror for the real problem. Take other measures besides killing sentient beings for greed and ego. Collective conscious please.

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