Thursday, July 31, 2014

Navy Sonar is deadly to whales

We received a mailing this week from the Natural Resources Defense Council with this headline:  "Navy prepared to kill nearly 1,000 marine mammals."  According to the NRDC, "the Navy is pressing ahead with its plan for five years of blasting sonar and detonating explosives up and down the Atlantic seaboard, along the Gulf Coast, off the beaches of Southern California and in the wildlife-filled waters surrounding Hawaii." There is already evidence that the Navy's use of sonar has killed and injured whales. The NRDC has stood up to the Navy before and has prevailed in the courts, so they are working again to block the Navy's 5-year plan.

This is one of the many examples of environmental damage caused by military hardware and weapons testing around the world.  Please consider this if you are thinking of enlisting.

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