by Rick Trout
The Campaign to end the obsolete Navy Marine Mammal Program kicks off on October 22, 2016 with a rally at the Harbor Drive Bridge in San Diego, overlooking the “Gitmo-like Dolphin Boxes of Boredom,” where dolphins are kept and trained for U.S. Navy use.
This bizarre waste of $30+ million hard-earned tax dollars, deploying defenseless dolphins and sea lions made obsolete by technology, is a taxpayer’s nightmare: wasted money on abusing dolphins & sea lions & taking national security risks as a bonus!
Nuke subs guarded by Flipper?
After nearly 40 years, Congress tried to downsize the Navy Marine Mammal Program in 1991. Retired Admiral Eugene Carroll said then, “There’s no way I would expect my sailors to sleep peacefully on a Trident nuclear sub guarded by FLIPPER!”
Now, nearly 30 years later, time is up for this obsolete NAVY/SAIC taxpayer-funded animal abuse program that is a threat to national security and an affront to the caring folks of San Diego.
“Waste, fraud, & animal abuse”
I look forward to helping local groups, including Humanity for Animals, San Diego Animal Advocates and others, to shed both light and critical scrutiny on the waste, fraud and animal abuse going on for all to see at Harbor Drive Bridge crossing from Spanish Landing to Liberty Station.
The rally will show Navy/SAIC how easy it is to fix this folly with several mock rescues of Nemo the Misfit AWOL Navy Dolphin.
Please share this video with all friends of dolphins, sea lions, concerned taxpayers, national security advocates, elected officials, interested media, and caring military folks:
Founder, Key Largo Mammal Mammal Conservancy, 1995-2005.
(Rick Trout, right, is a former SAIC/Navy dolphin/sea lion trainer.)