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Tell the U.S. Navy to STOP Sonic Attacks on Whales ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

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The Navy estimates that its five-year plan to train with sonar and explosives in the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico will harass, injure or kill marine mammals more than 33 million times. Send a message urging the Navy to put tough safeguards in

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MmAway M (506)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 5:13 pm
Thank you Cher ~ SO DONE!

Cher C (1429)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 5:25 pm

Sign an online petition:

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Alex Stone
Jene Nissen
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
c/o Chief of Information
Attn: US Navy
1200 Navy Pentagon
Washington DC 20350-1200


Carol H (229)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 6:51 pm
signed and noted

James W (257)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 7:39 pm
No results found for HELP!!!!

Nancy Roussy (79)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 7:40 pm
Signed and noted, thank you!

Erin R (181)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 7:42 pm

MmAway M (506)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 8:36 pm
This was a hard one...

Raiin Blue (72)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 8:42 pm

Sara Williams (8)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 8:54 pm

divergent revolution (309)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 8:56 pm
save the whales.They've made a huge difference in my life
signed thanks Cher

Regina P (67)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 9:16 pm

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 11:10 pm
Noted & Signed.

Fran F (118)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 11:55 pm
Done, thanks!

Andrea Nemec (213)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 1:26 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Danuta W (1249)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 2:03 am

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 6:25 am
Noted, thanks.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 6:28 am
I have priviously signed many petitions against the Navy using sonar around whales.

Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:27 am
Signed. Thanks Cher

wilma s. (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:36 am

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:47 am
Signed and noted - thanks.

Ioannes J (1)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:49 am
The human designer(s') and company (ies) who made sonars and explosives for American defense are promoting harassment, injuries or kill marine mammals in the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico for greed and profits while ocean ecosystem are scaring in long term.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:49 am
Noted and signed.

. (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 8:14 am
This petition is one of the proof, defined legends, that the stranding of marine mammals is
often due to the use of military sonar.
Very happy to signed - thx u so much Cher

correct link to petition


Kelly Rogers (303)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 8:30 am
gladly signed

Gina Caracci (219)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 8:33 am
I cant find the petition?? but I did sign one yesterday thru someone else..cant remember whose it was though

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 8:54 am

Gudrun D (447)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 9:01 am
Already signed - thanks!

samantha l (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 9:03 am

Phillipa W (199)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 9:08 am

Dany Strakova (123)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 9:16 am
what a shame!! horrible

Yvonne Taylor (37)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 9:27 am
Signed petition, posted on Facebook. This is sooooo wrong!

. (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 10:04 am
gladly signed and message sent.

Karen R (87)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 10:13 am

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 11:02 am

Donna Hamilton (159)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 11:46 am
Noted and signed. Thanks.

Valerie H (133)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 12:19 pm
Thank you - signed

Carlton Ward (55)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 12:49 pm
Speak up for whales ... before they are silenced forever

The Navy estimates that its five-year plan for training with sonar and explosives will harass, injure or kill marine mammals more than 33 million times! Urge the Navy to put safeguards in place before unleashing this deadly barrage.
The Navy is moving full speed ahead with plans for sonar and explosives training that threaten to deafen, injure -- and even kill -- countless whales, dolphins and other marine mammals.
Starting in 2014, the Navy will harass, injure, or kill marine mammals more than 33 million times in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during five years of testing and training with sonar and explosives. Those alarming numbers come from the Navy itself!
They include more than five million instances of temporary hearing loss, 16,000 instances of permanent hearing loss, almost 9,000 lung injuries, and more than 1,800 deaths.
Please send a message right away, telling the Navy that inflicting such far-reaching harm on marine mammals is simply unacceptable.
The sheer scope of the Navyís proposed training and testing activities is staggering, potentially assaulting entire populations of marine wildlife off the East Coast, Southern California, Hawaii and the Gulf states.
Navy ships will flood millions of square miles of ocean with high-intensity sonar, which is known to cause disorientation, hearing loss, stranding and death in whales. In addition, the Navy will be detonating high-powered explosives with the potential to fatally injure the lungs and other organs of marine mammals.
The waters around Hawaii and Southern California -- including critical habitat for endangered blue and humpback whales -- would be among the hardest hit. The Navy predicts that more than 1,000 marine mammals would be killed in this area alone.
And the threat to even one North Atlantic right whale may be one too many, as fewer than 400 of these survivors now hover on the brink of extinction.
The Navy should and must take common sense precautions -- like keeping training out of key whale habitat -- before launching this sonic assault. Such precautions will NOT compromise the nationís military readiness.
Send a message right now, urging the Navy to enact tough safeguards for marine mammals before it conducts the next five years of training exercises.
Thank you for coming to the defense of whales!
Frances Beinecke
Natural Resources Defense Council

Lisa N (206)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 12:54 pm
Thank you for helping to save whales!
Thanks for taking action to protect marine mammals from the Navyís plan to launch five years of sonic assault on our oceans.

Thanks Cher.

Dan S (9)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 1:58 pm
Signed. Thanks Cher!

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 2:39 pm

michelle t (41)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 3:20 pm

michelle t (41)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 3:24 pm
Can't find the petition.The link diverts back to care 2 and there is no petition.

Katherine H (37)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 3:36 pm
Done thanks!

James Doeppers (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 3:52 pm

. (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 4:11 pm

Gene J (290)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 4:27 pm
Noted and signed. What the HELL are they doing that for? We are such a despicably poor species to be in dominion of this planet. Sickening. Pathetic excuses for sentient beings. May the whales sing them a song of love and change those hard hearts. We SHARE this planet, we do not own it or the creatures on it. Would that we had the honor to truly understand that. And then ACT on it.

Gene J (290)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 4:29 pm
Kye? If you are using Chrome, you can highlight it and be taken to the petition site, I use Firefox and it doesn't play well with this site, but here is the link to the petition, paste all that into your browser and you'll be there:

Ann B (60)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 5:11 pm

Megan Beery (18)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 5:17 pm
signed and noted

Christeen A (369)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 5:48 pm
The navy is doing a huge injustice to these beautiful creatures.

Eternal G (745)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:10 pm

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:20 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 11:19 pm

Julia R (296)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 12:26 am
Signed & Shared! Also sent letter to the address posted above.
Please send letters too. They often are even more effective than signing petitions alone. Thanks Cher for this post.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 12:34 am
Thanks - action taken!

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 12:48 am
Signed and noted thanks

michelle t (41)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 12:56 am
Finally signed.

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 1:31 am

Veronique L (209)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 2:08 am
Thank you Cher!

Veronique L (209)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 2:08 am
Sorry, I couldn't find where to sign... :-(

Anneke A (279)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 2:39 am
Under nr. 2! at the right, just a fraction lower...

Rebecca Cowart (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 4:30 am
noted and signed...

Ruth C (87)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 6:13 am

Ilona a (51)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 7:05 am
noted, but can not sign

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 7:36 am
Thanks for posting this great petition!!!

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 7:57 am
S&N When I sailed submarines in the 70s and 80s, we relied on passive sonar, letting the fish and marine mammals light up the ocean with sound for our benefit. The surface ships already know they can be detected and make a racket like a jackhammer in a hospital zone; to a submarine that means 'please send us a torpedo'! I propose we learn to talk to the cetaceans so we can tell them what noise levels and explosive events to expect and where to hide from teh racket. I acknowledge the need for military tactical manúuvers but I don't think we should deafen the neighbours with it when it's not actual war!

Liliana D (125)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 8:40 am
done, thanks

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 12:33 pm

Sheree Silverman (20)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 12:48 pm
Can't find where to sign. Would very much like to. In fact I would sign this a dozen times if I could.Harming other species is a CRIMINAL ACT no matter how they sugar-coat it. Doing harm in any way,shape, or form is psychologically sick no matter what the excuse.

Ro j (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 4:02 pm
Signed and noted. I'm a fourteen year veteran and this makes me sick. Absolutely thoughtless planning.

Esther Z (94)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 9:24 pm
Noted and signed.

Terry V (30)
Friday June 29, 2012, 1:39 am

Past Member (0)
Friday June 29, 2012, 6:24 pm

emilia boccagna (15)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 3:19 am

liu wai ling (10)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 3:59 pm
Please ! stop sonic , it can attack on whales. Those are beauty animals, and has already endanger species.,
Respect our resources and a life, Is need and important .
protect their habitat and help them freedom ,please,

William K (308)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 11:14 am
Here is another petition.

liu wai ling (10)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 8:43 pm
signed thanks.
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