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We have to let the Navy know that they are tasked with Protecting the Seas not Destroying them.

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Attn: Code EV22 (AFTT EIS Project Managers)
6506 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23508-1278

Following their 2010 conference on Cetacean Rights, the Helsinki Group put together a Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans (which includes all whales, dolphins, and porpoises). Their ten point declaration goes like this:

Based on the principle of the equal treatment of all persons; Recognizing that scientific research gives us deeper insights into the complexities of cetacean minds, societies and cultures; Noting that the progressive development of international law manifests an entitlement to life by cetaceans; We affirm that all cetaceans as persons have the right to life, liberty and wellbeing. We conclude that:


Every individual cetacean has the right to life.

No cetacean should be held in captivity or servitude; be subject to cruel treatment; or be removed from their natural environment.

All cetaceans have the right to freedom of movement and residence within their natural environment.

No cetacean is the property of any State, corporation, human group or individual.

Cetaceans have the right to the protection of their natural environment.

Cetaceans have the right not to be subject to the disruption of their cultures.

The rights, freedoms and norms set forth in this Declaration should be protected under international and domestic law.

Cetaceans are entitled to an international order in which these rights, freedoms and norms can be fully realized.

No State, corporation, human group or individual should engage in any activity that undermines these rights, freedoms and norms.

Nothing in this Declaration shall prevent a State from enacting stricter provisions for the protection of cetacean rights.

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Norfolk, VA 23508-1278

If you would like to do your own Cetacean post to get this petition signed Kosmail Cedwyn.
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Originally posted to The Rebel Alliance on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 01:48 PM PDT.

Also republished by KOSpectrum, Your Government at Work, PWB Peeps, and Moose On The Loose.

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