According to Greenpeace, the United States Navy is seeking a permit to conduct training drills using explosives that will injure and kill countless dolphins and whales. From Greenpeace:
The Navy would be testing sonar and explosives so powerful, the blasts can destroy a whale’s hearing, cause brain hemorrhaging, and leave marine mammals so disoriented that they beach themselves.
All the Navy needs in order to secure their proposal is approval from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and right now NMFS is considering giving the Navy what it wants. Only with enough public outrage will NMFS stand up to the Navy.
Please help us and Greenpeace speak for the millions of whales and dolphins that cannot speak for themselves. Sign the Greenpeace petition to demand that the National Marine Fisheries Service rejects the Navy’s plan.