DO SOMETHING GOOD TODAY!
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February 10th. 2014
Chief of Information
Attn: US Navy
Commander Navy Personnel Command
1200 Navy Pentagon
Washington DC 20350-1200
I am writing directly to you, responding to a plea from Mer people representative speaking not only for its own people but also in the name of all cetacean mammals living in the oceans of our Planet Earth.
In fact we human beings living on the face of this world, fulfilling the God given role of stewardship for the care and wellbeing of the ecology and of all life present in our home Planet, have heard their plea, with enough sympathy and great distress to want to make it our own and place it before you.
They complain of great pain and damage to their earing sense caused by some type of sonar emissions by human technology present in the oceans and or on board of vessels.
As you may already know it has been damaging their ear drums which are not only vital for their language communications but also used as their guidance for navigation, which makes them loose their direction and end up dying stranded on beaches around the world. This of course is not new knowledge to you, since not only your institution but many others have conducted independent scientific studies that can unquestionably attest to that.
These are some considerations that I think you should take into account in order to support your correct decision to do everything within your possibilities to stop such activities immediately:
1- Scientists and ethicists with The American Association for the Advancement of Science, have stated Under The Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans, a term that includes dolphins, whales and porpoises, that the animals would be protected as "non-human persons" and have a legally enforceable right to life. Such declaration sets out a framework to protect cetaceans' "life, liberty and wellbeing", including rights to freedom of movement and residence in their natural environment, and protection against "disruption of their cultures."
2- Those beautiful, gentle, playful creatures, have no previous record of assaulting or causing violence to us humans when living freely in the oceans, on the contrary there has been many instances that they help and cooperate saving humans and even other terrestrial animals in distress while at sea.
3- They constitute an indispensable link of the ecological chain of the Oceans and protecting them protects the whole health of the ocean environment and ultimately our own specie’s health and wellbeing as interdependent of all others in the planet as a whole.
4- All nations share one single Ocean and one single Atmosphere that belongs to all, and not one single country in particular has the right to interact or interfere independently of the rest with the functioning of those common resources.
5- This issue forces us to revise the role of our species amongst the great concert of all life in the Planet. As we are in fact all one and not different from the rest of the inhabitants of this Planet and it is our duty to cooperate and occupy, with dignity our high place amongst such concert by our conducts.
6- We have children as well as they do. Don’t we love our children as they do? Would you deprive your own children of watching and playing with these amazingly intelligent and gentle creatures if we were to run them into extinction?
7- We can learn and imitate the behavior of the powerful amongst them. They become the dominant male admired and respected by all because they use their power moved by compassion instead of fear, they never abuse their power and only use it for the benefit of all.
8- There are amazing possibilities still unknown to us in a world where different species would be able to communicate and cooperate amongst each other. There are presently efforts being made in that sense. Tell me frankly, would you feel inclined to communicate or cooperate with people that chases and kills your peers, kidnaps your offspring, imprisons for life and tortures them, enslaves them and force them to perform stupid tasks in exchange for food to barely survive?
9- Are we to be recipients of mercy in the eyes of our fellowmen as our deeds are being now analyzed in the light of a new consciousness that is awakening more and more in this world?
10- We have to really pause, and self-examine to make sure that our acts and omissions as little and seemingly non important as we may think they are, in fact do not constitute crimes, and are in fact in accordance to divine law that precedes all others and under which no pretext is valid.
If we do that and act accordingly, I can assure you that great inner satisfaction is the only possible reward that could definitely outbalance any other possible adverse consequence we might encounter personally.
With all my best love and consideration for our friends and companions of the Mer nation, the Cetascean people and all other living creatures in this wonderful Earth, including you, very specially you, who honor the land of the free and the home of the brave, not of the fearful and the enslaved.
I bid you fare well.
U.S. Dept. of Defense
cc. Christine H. Fox, Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense 1400 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1400
cc. Admiral James A. Winnefeld Jr. 1400 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1400
cc. General Martin E. Dempsey, 1400 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1400