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Save Sea Lions at Bonneville Dam
  • Petitioned Governor Kitzhaber

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Governor Kitzhaber

Save Sea Lions at Bonneville Dam

    1. Jessica Cox
    2. Petition by

      Jessica Cox

      Tualatin, OR

Since the Marine Mammal Protection Act was amended in 2009, Oregon and Washington have been allowed to kill up to 92 sea lions each year at the Bonneville Dam. These delicate creatures have been subjected to daily harassment all for the sake of human greed. These poor mammals just want to eat.
• Harassment to over 300 sea lions includes hazing with rubber bullet and firecracker explosives, branding with hot irons, and/or killing by lethal injection or shot gun, all for the crime of eating
• By May 2012, the body count stood at 37 dead and 11 sea lions put in captivity
• Sea lions take less than 4% of the salmon, but sport, recreational, and tribal fisheries are permitted to take up to 17% of the salmon, and the dam kills 17% in addition
• Salmon and similar fish are the sea lions only source of food and because of overfishing, they are forced to come further up the rivers and face human harassment
• Hundreds of sea lion pups are being left stranded and starving
• Steller sea lions, an endangered species, are subjected to daily hazing and the National Marine Fisheries Act had announced a proposal to 'delist' them as endangered in order to be able to kill them
• Despite human efforts to stop sea lions from eating salmon, the number of sea lions coming to the dam has remained constant

To:
Governor Kitzhaber
Save Sea Lions at Bonneville Dam

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Matt Stoecker SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • 2 months ago

      DOn't spend my taxes on killing sea lions for eating salmon. It's the dam's fault not there's.

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    • MOEMA FLECK DUBOIS DUBOIS PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL
      • 3 months ago

      SALVE SEA LIONS EM BONNEVILLE!!!

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    • Lorelei Horry LONG BEACH, CA
      • 3 months ago

      Because it's WRONG. It's people's fault there are no salmon left. Do something about the overfishing and poaching.

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    • ANA SEQUEIRA RIO DE JANEIRO, ARGENTINA
      • 3 months ago

      DETENER ESTA BARBARIE!!!!

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    • Theresa Bennett PORTLAND, OR
      • 3 months ago

      We have grossly overstepped our boundaries as humans. Harming and or killing sea lions for eating fish is an arrogant and ignorant thing to do. It is not the seals in the wrong. Let us evolve from humankind to kind human.

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