Stop Sea Turtle Farming in the Cayman Islands
Captive Green Sea Turtles Facing Cruel Conditions
Take Action by signing this petition to the Cayman Turtle Farm.
A recent investigation by animal rights defenders has revealed that sea turtles are living with open wounds in waste-filled waters at the Cayman Turtle Farm in the Caribbean, a popular tourist destination. The findings provided clear evidence of a range of different welfare related issues including but not restricted to: (1) overcrowding; (2) unsuitable captive conditions; (3) disease; (4) cannibalism; and (5) unnecessary prolonged suffering.
Sadly, in August 2012, Wildlife Extra News reported that after a leak of seawater from a pipe, 300 Green turtles died at the turtle farm on the Cayman Islands.
In response, Sea Turtle Restoration Project is joining the international campaign to call for an end to turtle farming for consumption and a reform of the operations as a turtle rehabilitation and education center. Help us support the efforts of the World Society for the Protection of Animals to ends turtle farming in the Cayman Islands. Sign the petition below. We'll add your names to the thousands of signatures that will be delivered to Managing Director Timothy Adam at the Cayman Turtle Farm in late January 2013.
(Photo of green sea turtle in Hawaii by Anita Wintner.)