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Leave Them Out of It

In response to “Ex-Navy Trainer Attacks U.S. Use of Sea Animals” (Nov. 13):

I find David Reames’ position that he is “concerned about human beings” quite ironic.

Reames argues that the use of marine mammals endangers the lives of human soldiers because of the animals’ unreliability and, therefore, the mammals should not be used in military combat. Yet, what about the endangered lives of the marine mammals?

The sea animals are trained to please the trainer and are unaware of the potentially destructive task they are performing, and could easily make a mistake and not realize the seriousness of their actions. As one protester’s placard stated, “How can dolphins know friends from foe?”

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Man should fight his own battles and leave the innocent creatures out of it!

CYNTHIA M. KELLNER, La Jolla


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