Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Save a Turtle


A couple of months ago, I ran a blog post "Write a Blog Post, Save a Dog". Unfortunately, I only found out about it on Friday and posted on Saturday so not too many people got word.

However, I found out about THIS early enough, so I all hope you'll help. It's about the slaughter of innocent ENDANGERED sea turtles in the British Virgin Islands.


Hi,

The British Virgin Islands has a Sea Turtle Hunting season December 1st through March 31st.
They are legally allowed to harvest Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles, both endangered animals.
Hawksbill turtles (must be 15+inches carapace length) and Green turtles (24 +inches carapace length) but these sizes still put them in the late juvenile / sub-adult age and the fact they do not have a size limit is even worse since those are the ones probably nesting here but live elsewhere.
There is a moratorium on loggerhead turtles, leatherback turtles, & all sea turtle eggs.

So I signed a petition to Ralph T. O'Neal, Premier of the British Virgin Islands, which says:

""Stop the legal harvesting of endangered sea turtles in the British Virgin Islands""

Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name:

http://signon.org/sign/end-sea-turtle-hunting?sources=s.fwd&r_by=1529140

Thanks!

Karl Pytlik


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If we don't stop this, we might not have these great turtles anymore. And what will we tell our kids if we don't? It's just a click to sign your name. They're not asking for money, just a signature. C'mon, look at that face. How can you say no?

Thanks to Bish Denham for pointing this out to me.

13 comments:

Sarah Pearson said...

Clicked and signed :-)

Anne Gallagher said...

Thank you Sarah.

Jen Daiker said...

These are things I love to support. Thank you for sharing Anne, I'm clicking over now!!! I'd be honored to sign!

Anne Gallagher said...

Thanks Jen.

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Thanks Anne for informing us. I'll click and sign.
Blessings on the books and great success...

Anne Gallagher said...

Thanks Barb. Much appreciated.

DL Hammons said...

Done! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll sign!

Bish Denham said...

Thanks for passing this on Anne! I was quite pleased with the response I got when I posted about it a week ago yesterday.

Elaine AM Smith said...

This is tragic. I'm off to click and sign.

Stephen Tremp said...

Count me in! I love sea turtles ... I'll sing!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Oh my word, terrible!! Yes, I'll sign. Count me in!

Susan Fields said...

Thanks for spreading the word about this and including the link!