Dolphins And The Military

American Voiceswaranimals ISSUE 39•12 Apr 2, 2003

In a move that has outraged many animal-rights activists, the U.S. Navy is using dolphins to find underwater mines in Iraqi harbors. What do you think?

  • “It's one thing to put human lives at risk in a war, but dolphins? That's just unconscionable.”

    Arthur Bond –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I support the U.S. dolphin military program. For many dolphins, the G.I. Bill is the only way they can afford college.”

    George Goff –
    Auto Mechanic

  • “As someone who wore a T-shirt with a dolphin on it almost every day in fourth grade, I find this development troubling. My nickname in school was 'fishshirt.'”

    Dorothea Klapp –
    Graphic Designer

  • “I gave up canned tuna for the dolphins, and now they're just blowing them to shit?”

    Melvin Adams –
    Electrician

  • “Sure, they'll tell you about the success of the Navy dolphins, but will they tell you about the 10,000-dolphin protest in Chicago last weekend?”

    Eleanor Reese –
    Painter

  • “This is the military. We should be amazed they're not using baby chicks.”

    Dan Mora –
    Civil Engineer