Stop U.S. from Dropping Bombs in Ocean

Target: General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force

Goal: Stop the U.S. Air Force from dropping bombs off the coast of Hawaii.

The U.S. Air Force plans on dropping 100 bombs a year for five years off the coast of one of Hawaii’s islands. In this incredibly diverse area, such activity will threaten over 300 species with injury or death, while 36 species risk being permanently deafened.

Many marine animals, including whales and dolphins, use sound to navigate and interact. Impaired hearing can be a sever detriment to these animals’ lives and behavioral patterns. The coasts of Kauai are teeming with life; the Air Force claims it will look for animals on the surface, but that will accomplish little in these deep waters.

Sign our petition and demand the U.S. Air Force reconsider bombing these waters. Protecting marine ecosystems is a far more worthy cause than wasteful military testing.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear General Goldfein,

The U.S. Air Force plans on dropping 100 bombs a year until 2022 off the coasts of Hawaii’s island Kauai. This could potentially permanently deafen up to 36 species of marine mammals, and could injure or kill over 300 more species.

Many marine animals, including whales and dolphins, both of which abound in the waters around Kauai, communicate and navigate using sound. These bombs could severely alter these animals’ behavioral patterns and negatively impact their lives.

The Air Force claims it will look for animals on the surface to prevent harm, but this will be a difficult feat in Kauai’s deep waters. The least the Air Force could do is use its hydrophones in potential bomb sites to look out for vulnerable animals.

Please reconsider bombing these waters. The reward is not worth the risk, especially when these tests are superfluous.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Stenella Plagiodon

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12 Comments

  1. Any sane, caring, compassionate person can see the cruelty and insanity of this plan by the U.S. Air Force to BOMB the ocean 100 times per year for 5 years off the coast of a Hawaiian island. The harm, suffering, chaos and deaths of myriads of sea creatures is too horrible to even imagine.
    So I ask, what the hell is wrong with the U.S. Air Force?

  2. INSANITY!! The human race won`t be satisfied until they`ve wiped everything off the planet.

  3. Caryl Sawyer says:

    I spent time today scraping off my car stickers, one said USAF and the other Viet Nam vet. Goldfein is a typical big brass lazy bastard.

  4. STOP ULTIMATELY THESE ENDLESS INCONSIDERATION FOR THE WHOLE WORLD !!!

    Stop & pursue this criminal rabble and this deformity  –  instantly!

    LET THEM PAY REPARATION TO FUTURE GENERATIONS!

  5. What the hell does dropping bombs in the ocean accomplish? All it does is harm the sea life. Such stupid and heartless monsters these people are.

  6. F***ING DUMB BASTARDS!! Put all the psychos, sociopaths, corrupt, evil, sadistic and all animal abusers together and drop a bomb on them, so the rest of us can live in a better world

  7. Patricia Hill says:

    Please do not test, ever, where wildlife lives. It is inhumane. Thank you. Very seriously, Patricia E.Pennington Hill

  8. STOP this unnecessary insanity & merciless cruelty — your testing MUST be done some other way — NOT slaughtering lives in our oceans — truly, this is a NO-BRAINER — STOP YOUR ABSURD & HORRIFIC BOMBINGS!!

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared.

  10. Drs Mary and Paul Davidson says:

    cut it out

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