Posted by lex, on February 13, 2009
I have no professional opinion to offer on the suitability of bottlenose dolphins to defend the west coast submarine fleet from terrorist attack. But I do have to say that if this is the quality of thinking that goes into opposing their deployment to Puget Sound, the mammals should be just fine:
Activists at Thursday night’s hearing near Seattle carried large placards saying “Will Knit for Dolphins.”
“It’s just a ridiculous idea. I mean, you know, they’re not cold-water dolphins. And I think a lot of people are opposed to using animals for war,” said Leigh Calvez of Bainbridge Island, Wash., who has been among the most vocal opponents.
Ms. Calvez, who lives in Puget Sound is opposed to the idea of protecting nuclear powered submarines from terrorist attacks in her own back yard. Because that would protect the ecosystem.
Where do these people come from?