This will probably not be one of our most popular posts but F’ it, I’m pissed and have to write this.
Back in January dead dolphins started washing ashore in Peru. When I say dolphin(s), as in plural, I mean a LOT of f’in dolphins.
Initially conservationists counted 615 dead dolphins along a 90-mile stretch of beach in northern Peru. Then the number went to 800. Then the count zone expanded from Ecuador to Lima. Then the number went into the thousands.
Dead dolphins continue to wash ashore today, 6 months later. You can be sure there are a great many more out at sea that never make it to shore. Experts estimate the real number is well over ten thousand.
At first there was great mystery surrounding these deaths. The Peruvian government was slow to release any information, and when they did it was vague. Could it be a virus? Could it be starvation? Hummm, let me think about it. Could it be you selfish bastards are getting paid off by big US oil companies? Yeah, that sounds more accurate.
Despite the Peruvian governments denial, the leading suspect is acoustic testing offshore by US oil companies. Tests on dead dolphins show evidence of acoustical impact from sonic blasts used in exploration for oil. They know what’s going on. Those lying bastards know.
As if these poor dolphins don’t have enough to worry about with those killers in Japan, (rent the movie The Cove – click here), now they have to worry about money hungry, greedy bitches engaged in seismic testing.
This practice involves ships towing high-pressure air guns that release sound waves that can be analyzed to locate oil and gas deposits deep under the ocean floor.
You dumb F’ing IDIOTS, these mammals use sonar.
What’s that oil bitch? You don’t believe your little blast is to blame? In March of 2000, four different whale species beached themselves simultaneously off the coast of the Bahamas. This happened following navy sonar exercises in the area. Investigations confirmed that navy sonar caused these deaths and that acoustic testing, in essence a sonic blast, leads to disorientation, loss of equilibrium, and damage to internal organs causing internal bleeding resulting in an agonizing death over a prolonged period of time. BlueVoice.org noted that the U.S. has suspended similar testing in the Gulf of Mexico due to recent sightings of dead and sick dolphins.
You want to hear something really F’ing funny? A final report by the Peruvian government’s Ocean Institute blamed the massive dolphin deaths on “natural causes”.
But the conservation group ORCA disputes the official findings. Their autopsies showed 30 out of 30 dead dolphins had fractures in their middle ears, an injury caused by air gun blasts.
The simple math = US oil companies pay off Peruvian government officials to bury the issue so they can continue to explore for oil and gas, which the Peruvian government gladly allows because the contacts are important to their economy.
Meanwhile, back in the U.S.A, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is currently looking into the Peruvian mass mortality of dolphins, and at the same time they are also reviewing a decision about whether to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast from Florida to Delaware.
People, I’m tired of seeing dead dolphins wash up on shore every day. I’m so sick and tired of watching us human beings rape and destroy this planet. I’m sick of the hollow arguments about how there is no overpopulation problem driving resource scarcity wars. I’m sick of capitalism and everyone who defends it as the best system in the world when all it does is pursue profits at the cost of every living thing in this world. I’m sick of people saying we can’t get off oil. And if one more person tells me that this is part of God’s plan, I’m going to puke.
And one more thing, if you’re a person who supports offshore oil drilling…
P.S. On a related note:
In the Navy’s own estimate, their use of high frequency underwater sound testing in Hawaii, the California and Atlantic Coasts, and the Gulf of Mexico will deafen more than 15,900 whales and dolphins and kill 1,800 more over the next 5 years.
Please take a moment to sign this petition so we can maybe stop them…
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