Stop U.S. Navy plans to kill, permanently injure, or otherwise seriously harm, whales and dolphins, more than 31 million times over the next 5 years.

Petition Background

The U.S. Navy is seeking permission to kill, permanently injure, or otherwise seriously harm whales and dolphins more than 31 million times over the next five years throughout Southern California, Hawaii, the Gulf of Mexico, and along the Atlantic Coast, using sonar and other equipment. This staggering and unprecedented amount of harm is the Navy’s own estimate of impacts from its training and testing activities to more than 40 marine mammal species, which can include loss of hearing, maiming or bleeding to death. The Navy is seeking permission to increase the use of this devastating sound and to use it intensively throughout an area the size of the country of Mexico. This is our last opportunity to comment on this proposal. The Navy should not be allowed to inflict harm to marine wildlife!

The Navy will use underwater explosions, sinking of ships and active sonar so loud and intense it can seriously harm or kill marine mammals. This sonar alone has been implicated in mass stranding of marine mammals all over the world. Now they are asking to radically increase what they have done in the past, knowing that its activities will kill, maim, and harass millions of marine mammals including 9 species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Maybe you have watched a whale, dolphin, otter, seal or other marine mammal, in the wild, or seen "Flipper" or other cetaceans on TV. Possibly you have dreamed of swimming with them one day. If this is so, you know in your heart we must do everything we can to protect them. We know how special they are and why we are in such awe of them. We cannot allow this travesty to occur in our oceans when we have the ability to stop or minimize this damage.

Fortunately, there is the possibility to minimize the damage by taking action right now. The National Marine Fisheries Service's job is to protect marine mammals and endangered species. With your signature, we will let them know we are watching, we are expecting them to do their job, and we are not going to tolerate this mass destruction in our oceans.
By law the Fisheries Service has to let the public comment on its preliminary decision. We have until March 11, 2013. It has never been more important than it is right now for all of us to act. Please sign!


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Comment by Christopher on February 24, 2013 at 1:38pm
Comment by Christopher on February 24, 2013 at 1:32pm

No offense - but I trust SNOPES, as much as I can pick up the couple that started it up, and heave them over my shoulder together.

Who are these special people: David and Barbara Mikkelson?

What makes them the most righteous two people on the World Wide Web?

I can't help but feel, that it only goes to show how gullible everyone else really is - there's only two people in this world, that know for sure what's correct, and what's not.

Where do 'they' get all their information from - why are they the only ones, who seem privy to the such correct information on the Web.

And if its not approved by them, then what; just forget about it - its FALSE - and what are we expected to do - just simply accept that?

Comment by Deep Space on February 24, 2013 at 8:35am

'Super-pod' of dolphins spotted off coast of California

Are they trying to get away from something?

Comment by skip barker on February 24, 2013 at 7:48am

The Lord God Almighty made man in his own image. He gave him intelligence greater then most other creatures of his creation. This does not prove he was wrong, only many humans are evil, have no soul, no compassion, and waste their intelligence. One day The Lord will judge those involved in this action ,those involved, should wish pray and hope he has more compassion intelligence then they have. While I and others know he does, I know what I would do to them if I were their judge. I would show them the same compassion, they showed these magnificent creatures. Bet when they brag to their grandchildren what they did in their life the senseless, needless killing of millions of Gods great creatures will not be mentioned. Why not use the house, senate and those in the whitehouse along with all retired politicains living, as guinea pigs for this experiment. As humans we have a duty and an obligation to help protect these creatures against these types of actions. I hope I have done mine.

Comment by Old Denmark on February 24, 2013 at 5:25am

So what the Navy wants to is to use the area as a giant test lab and all the wildlife within it as guinea pigs?


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