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- 3395 days ago -
You like whales? Me too. But the U.S. Navy apparently doesn't share our sentiments. If you haven't already, check out the following post and the links it features: The Whales vs. the Navy at the Supreme Court.


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Kari D (192)
Monday June 8, 2009, 2:42 pm
noted& signed

Barb Knight (1693)
Monday June 8, 2009, 3:41 pm
Petition and Pledge signed. Thnx Cher. I sure do hope our signatures help.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Monday June 8, 2009, 4:21 pm
ThaYou have already participated in this advocacy campaign.nk you for making the pledge "Tell the U.S. Navy to lay off the whales."

Joycey B (750)
Monday June 8, 2009, 7:23 pm
Thank you for making the pledge "Tell the U.S. Navy to lay off the whales."

Thank you for asking the Obama administration to protect whales from the Navy's deadly mid-frequency sonar.

You've earned 10 action credits for sending this letter.

Noted with thanks Cher.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Monday June 8, 2009, 7:56 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cher.

Kathy W (299)
Monday June 8, 2009, 8:33 pm
Thank you for making the pledge "Tell the U.S. Navy to lay off the whales."
You have already participated in this advocacy campaign. (Action already taken)
Thanks Cher.

Silky W (170)
Monday June 8, 2009, 8:47 pm
Pledged,noted and signed Thanks Dear Cher!

Tierney G (381)
Monday June 8, 2009, 9:40 pm
Signed Pledge Thanks Cher

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 9, 2009, 3:57 am
The whales must be protected!

chris b (2474)
Tuesday June 9, 2009, 7:05 am
Unable to sign, that geographical discrimination again! The military seem to use the same logic as vivisectors here. The slight differnce being although they do not set out to kill whales etc they choose to obfuscate the scientific data and make all sorts of noise(no pun intended)about the source and frequency of the noises/sounds that disturb whale/dolphin navigation. All this national security tosh is a cover to self perpetuate their wargames and jobs! Of course that is not confined to the US Navy but other navies of the world as well. Perhaps if they had a real James Bond they would have discovered real time computer modelling and similation. Oh sorry that's the same discredited software they used to predict the outcome of the Iraq war! It's a good job for the Navy that the whales are not armed and dangerous or they might just fire their noise back at them causing deaf sonar operator syndrome at the least! What next a ban on bats flying because it might interfere with military radar? The last military that prepared for war by killing animals and of course humans was the Nazi Luftwaffe in their Spanish adventure prior to WW2. Only their idea of a warm up was to fire nepalm type munitions at farm animals as well as people. The difference here was these sadistic Nazis knew exactly what they were doing and enjoyed it, apparently delighted in watching cattle and sheep on fire blindly trying to run away from it! However if the whale killing is going to be placed in the "Collateral damage" box or justified by national security I think we have to take a long hard look at our morality because I for one cannot condone the killing of anything especially in these lavish rehearsals for war! Any of those people who contribute to this activity and perport to Christians for example, might find some difficulty justifying those activities when St Francis gets his large black book of animal atrocities out at the reception area behind the pearly gates! So I will continue to pray for the souls of the faithful departed animals. May they rest in eternal peace. Amen.

Patrick W (119)
Tuesday June 9, 2009, 1:59 pm
Most people won't see this if they have already Noted it. This is some good data and comments by a true whale biologist.
Dr. Chris Parsons On Navy Sonar and Whales

For many years, professor Chris Parsons has been tracking the patterns of mass whale strandings around the world. In his most recent paper, "Navy Sonar and Cetaceans: Just how much does the gun need to smoke before we act?" Parsons and his co-authors bring together all of the major whale and dolphin strandings in the past eight years and discuss the different kinds of species that have been affected worldwide. They also strongly argue for stricter environmental policies related to this issue.

"Generally, if there is a large whale stranding, there is a military exercise in the area," says Parsons. "Sonar is killing more whales than we know about."

Parsons is a national delegate for the International Whaling Commissionís scientific and conservation committees, and on the board of directors of the marine section of the Society for Conservation Biology.

Dr. Chris Parsons Marine Policy Page
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