Target: Honorable Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
Goal: Stop the Navy from bombarding whales with deadly sonar and explosives.
The Navy wants to conduct training with sonar and explosives that could kill thousands of whales and other marine mammals. Intense sonar will bombard whales with noise so powerful that it can cause their internal organs to hemorrhage; high-powered explosives detonated by Navy ships have the potential to fatally injure lungs and other organs. Based on testimony from the Navy itself, there will be thousands of marine animals killed and millions of incidents in which whales and other mammals are harassed and harmed.
Yet the Navy refuses to put common-sense precautions in place that would protect whales during routine training — even though taking such steps would in no way compromise our national security. For example, the Navy could avoid key habitats where whales are known to migrate and raise their young.
Make your voice heard immediately. Sign the petition to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, calling on him to put safeguards in place that will save whales from the deadly impact of the Navy’s sonar and explosives.
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