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Save The Salmon - Kill An Eagle !

Eagles Eat Salmon Just Like Sea Lions !
We live along the Columbia River , and while we have never witnessed a sea lion eating salmon , we constantly see American Eagles eating salmon. It sounds like the penalty for stealing salmon from the fishermen is going to be death..for sea lions , anyways. Our feeling is that if eating salmon carries a death penalty , then we will help enforce this law by killing ten bald eagles for every sea lion that is killed. We have seen these greedy eagles repeatedly swoop down and grab salmon like they have some God-Given right to do so! Please help us save the salmon for the poor sport fishermen who spend thousands of dollars on their boats , gear , beer and 4x4s and need to feed their families! Dont let these sociopathic, selfish eagles decimate the salmon population! Kill them now !
Irony Goes a Long Way 14.Apr.2006 13:19

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Thanks. I appreciate the irony.

Seems like the humans are eating most of the salmon. If we have to kill something . . .

hmmmm. 14.Apr.2006 14:27

making sense

I, too, live on the river. And while I have seen both eagles and sea lions occasionally eating salmon, what I see the most is sport and commercial fishers -- HUMANS -- putting out great hog lines, scooping the salmon up by the bushel. And then come the fucking gill netters -- GILL NETTERS. For heaven's sake! Gill nets on the Columbia!

So I'm following yopur argument. If it's all right to kill sea lions for killing salmon, what does that say about what it's all right to do to the humans who kill many, many times over more than the sea lions? hmmmmmm.....

Seriously. Please, anyone who reads this and has even a spare moment, please take time to write and/or call your state represetatives, and please call government and business leaders in coastal communities about this, to let them know that you would NOT support the killing of sea lions. (Especially contact people in Gold Beach, where there has been an all-out effort by fishers to allow hunting of sea lions.)

adsaptability vs inertia 15.Apr.2006 13:12

not my daddies profession....

we are supposedly the most adaptable species. Why is it so hard to say "GET A DIFFERENT JOB." to those who refuse to do what is right for the planet. My daddy fished, I grew up fishing....And I'm damn well gonna keep fishing until there are no more fish for my sons to fish

Is that adaptability?

things change, selfishness does not seem to be one of those things.

RE: adsaptability vs inertia 15.Apr.2006 13:12 15.Apr.2006 15:17

dingmann

I'ev been using this angle in conversation and debate for quite awhile. Isn't there a saying- something about if something has worn out it's usefulness or run it's course it should been phased out?

The whole thing is, well, if we get "money" mostly from natural resources, then they are like our community piggy bank. And whomever takes them is borrowing form the whole. So, if people eventually hold all the money, well, what can we do but harvest them from the people who stole from the piggy bank at a huge profit.

I say eat them.

Sorry, so you and your family got rich bulldozing entire mountains; well, the jig is up buddy, we're unto you. Sorry you thought you had the right to breed like rabbitts because you hit the mother lode. FIND A NEW GAME bucko!



adsaptability vs inertia 15.Apr.2006 13:12

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not my daddies profession.... link


we are supposedly the most adaptable species. Why is it so hard to say "GET A DIFFERENT JOB." to those who refuse to do what is right for the planet. My daddy fished, I grew up fishing....And I'm damn well gonna keep fishing until there are no more fish for my sons to fish

Is that adaptability?

things change, selfishness does not seem to be one of those things

Perspective, verses real science 15.Apr.2006 16:22

memyselfandi

your perpective warning ,Be certain you now that it is not the Eagels,Or seal, our table food sorces of humans that are Killing Salmon, But in fact science proves it is a human effect on the Habitate of the Salmon that allows conditions for salmon to suffer the effects of Logging and builing of Parking lots and Dams gutting Migratory spawning routes and Resulting In less population of Hatchlings, Now that said , Let use take a look at the propaganda Seals are really causeing havic on the New intruders , the intuderes Have built Fancy docks and Houses on the Seals sunny hitoricaL beachfront Lounges, These new intruders really cant sleep when at night or day the Matting call of the seals are just too much for the Vacationers or Intruders i mean, The thousands of Millions of dollars These intruders spend seam to be there Justifaction of soul ownership to the Beachfront and Dam if there going to but up with a bunch of Seals ruining it for there summer vacation??? its really just this that they are compelling to the salmon ecuse to finding ways of Dealing with there property rights on there vacation homes at the Beach.