Monday, July 09, 2012

Navy to kill 1,800 whales and dolphins? And deafen 15,900 more?

According to the U.S. Navy's own estimates, the use of high-frequency underwater sound for testing in Hawaii, off the California and Atlantic Coasts, and in the Gulf of Mexico will deafen 15,900 whales and dolphins and kill 1,800 more over the next five years.

Whales and dolphins depend on sound to navigate and live. The Navy is required to include comments from the public on their Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Your signature and comment on this petition could help stop this naval program and save the lives of these ocean creatures. But there's a deadline of July 10, so we need to hurry.

The petition says:
Stop the killing of 1,800 whales and dolphins and the deafening of 15,900 more by ceasing the operation of the Navy's underwater sound system in the Hawaiian Islands, the California and Atlantic Coasts, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Will you sign this petition? Better yet, after you've signed it tell your friends about it!

Thanks for your help.


PS: The comments must be in by July 10, 2012, so please sign the petition today.