Listen&Learn: Military DolphinsJaksyn Peacock
- military: the armed forces of a country
- train: to teach someone how to do something
- navy: the section of the military that fights at sea
- mine: a hidden bomb that explodes when it is touched
- echolocation: a method of finding objects by using sound
- drone: a robot that can travel in the air or underwater
1. The first country to start training dolphins for the military was
The first country to start training dolphins for the military was the United States.
2. The navy chose to use dolphins because
The navy chose to use dolphins because they can use echolocation.
3. In 2012, the U.S. navy announced that they would replace their dolphins with
In 2012, the U.S. navy announced that they would replace their dolphins with underwater drones.
- Some animal rights activists are concerned about the use of dolphins in the military. They believe it is wrong to keep animals in captivity and put them in danger for human wars. Do you agree? Why or why not?
There are many stories about military dogs who have saved soldiers’ lives. However, dogs are not the only animals that have been trained for war. Many naval forces around the world use sea animals to help them detect danger. The first military experiments with sea animals began in 1960, when the U.S. navy started to train dolphins to find submarines and underwater mines. They chose dolphins because of their ability to use echolocation, which allows them to find objects in the dark. In 1965, the Soviet Union opened a research centre to train dolphin soldiers of their own. Both the U.S. and Russia still train military dolphins today. However, in 2012, the U.S. navy announced that they would eventually replace their dolphins with underwater drones.
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Definitely this is an interesting topic, that we should analyze from a very objective point of view. From one side I agreed in part with the animal activist groups, in which they are concerned about the use of dolphins in the military, due they believe it is wrong put animal in captivity and put them in danger for human wars. On the other hand I think that if that as far as animal can be in use for the goal of the military without put those animals in risk, I don’t see nothing wrong at all about it.
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