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Navy to Stop Training Military Dolphins in San Diego


Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, GoodNews )

Mike
- 732 days ago - utsandiego.com
The Navy plans to shut down a program it has long run at Point Loma to train dolphins to detect underwater mines and keep enemy swimmers away from warships, mainly because the mammals are no longer needed. Newer high tech methods are planned.



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Comments

Arthur S. (88)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 3:20 am
About TIME!
 

Darla Taylor (111)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 10:59 am
Noted. I'm glad to hear that they're shutting down the program. Thanks so much, Michael.
 

Michael M. (59)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 4:51 pm
I remember the captives and program from over 35 years ago.
As kids we couldn't get near to interact due to security concerns. It outraged us at the time, and we got kicked out more than once. It helped to form a more accurate opinion of the US than most still have.
 

Michael M. (59)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 4:57 pm
Oh, by the way, leaked sources mentioned that the dolphins' work included inadvertent suicide bombing.
How's your opinion of the US now?

Bottlenose have brains the size of human, and in personal experience they often initiated play with us, both in Pacific and Caribbean places where I lived as child of military.
 

jo M. (3)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 9:23 pm
Glad the dolphin's services are no longer needed.
 

Fran away F. (115)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 11:19 pm
So glad this horrid thing is FINALLY gonna be shut down!
 

caroline s. (79)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 11:30 pm
About time! I'm so glad this "programm" is going to be shut down.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 11:39 pm
Thank you!
 

Adam I. (25)
Monday November 26, 2012, 12:02 am
A happy ending to an abomination; thanks, Michael.
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Monday November 26, 2012, 12:16 am
Noted - thank God.
 

Gloria picchetti (299)
Monday November 26, 2012, 2:55 am
I own the Day of the Dolphin DVD. It makes me cry.
 

Danuta Watola (1210)
Monday November 26, 2012, 3:20 am
Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 26, 2012, 4:58 am
Thankfully.
 

Harshiita Sharma (138)
Monday November 26, 2012, 5:14 am
Great!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday November 26, 2012, 6:16 am
That is good news.
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday November 26, 2012, 7:23 am
About time!
 

Kate A. (10)
Monday November 26, 2012, 8:41 am
S/N, thank you
 
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