Cody Panton
Cody Panton

I'm seeing a lot of emotional responses to this petition. A knee-jerk reaction to "poor turtles being mistreated" and not anything really about the information presented. Nobody has looked at the other side of the story. First off, the turtles released into the wild are given a health screening before they are released (not mentioned here). Secondly, and most importantly, how is this any different from farming chickens or cattle? I'll bet half the people who signed this petition just had...

I'm seeing a lot of emotional responses to this petition. A knee-jerk reaction to "poor turtles being mistreated" and not anything really about the information presented. Nobody has looked at the other side of the story. First off, the turtles released into the wild are given a health screening before they are released (not mentioned here). Secondly, and most importantly, how is this any different from farming chickens or cattle? I'll bet half the people who signed this petition just had lunch at Burger King or McDonalds without considering where their food comes from! What about the conditions those animals are kept in? I haven't heard too much about that lately. People, stop to think before you let your emotions carry you away.

Jessi BD
Jessi BD
  • Cody Panton

You nailed it. Not to mention a good dose of ethnocentrism present in some of the petitions generally AND many of the comments, while self-reflection is absent.

Margaret Carrube
Margaret Carrube
  • Cody Panton

cows are not an endangered species. I also advocate for wolves!

Gary Mantoosh
Gary Mantoosh
  • Cody Panton

u f... en idiot, they are a threatened species, i have been to the farm and they kill even 70 year sea turtles- there all stuck in old small cement tanks that are filthy and full od bacteria and disease---they kill them export the meat--siickest freaking thing ever,

Mohan Ram
Mohan Ram
  • Cody Panton

Margaret Carrube. With man around all animals are endangered! All domesticated animals are also found in the wild, but not cow! Have you ever come across a wild cow or bull? For an infant cow's milk is as good as mother's milk. We Hindus believe that cow is a gift from god (aliens or whatever) and to be protected. Why not have a human farm for food?

Zoe Frances Hope
Zoe Frances Hope
  • Cody Panton

Cody Panton, it is you that is remiss in the thinking department. We have the power to make this planet heaven or hell and with that power comes responsibility, noblesse oblige. Animals are truly innocent and deserve our respect. Sadly, too many people, like you are more interested in their own greedy ends. Will your emotions run away with you when l say that we are overpopulated, must be 8 billion by now. We have an endless source of meet that costs nothing and is easy to get at. Fyi, no...

Cody Panton, it is you that is remiss in the thinking department. We have the power to make this planet heaven or hell and with that power comes responsibility, noblesse oblige. Animals are truly innocent and deserve our respect. Sadly, too many people, like you are more interested in their own greedy ends. Will your emotions run away with you when l say that we are overpopulated, must be 8 billion by now. We have an endless source of meet that costs nothing and is easy to get at. Fyi, no one that is remotely aware of what goes on underneath the 'yellow arches', or any other chain, has frequented those businesses since the 80's. Zoe - vegan

Timothy Lawrence
Timothy Lawrence

I agree... stop eating turtles. Stop eating whales. Stop eating cows. Stop killing things. If you really really need to kill something... kill yourself.

Tim O'Donnell
Tim O'Donnell
  • Timothy Lawrence

Interesting point Timothy but i think you lack understanding of the issue. It is not about killing things as you seem to highlight. After all, are you not killing a cabbage when you pluck it from the earth. The issue is that the majority of people want to eat meat because it tastes fantastic compared to vegetables and crappy meat substitute....i know because i am a serious meat eater. Most people including meat eaters do not wish to see the destruction of endangered species such as turtles...

Interesting point Timothy but i think you lack understanding of the issue. It is not about killing things as you seem to highlight. After all, are you not killing a cabbage when you pluck it from the earth. The issue is that the majority of people want to eat meat because it tastes fantastic compared to vegetables and crappy meat substitute....i know because i am a serious meat eater. Most people including meat eaters do not wish to see the destruction of endangered species such as turtles and whales but for you to include cows in that sentence shows your ignorance in matters of world wide conservation.

Adam Winters
Adam Winters

Its for food. FOOD! Cows goats chickens pigs.... all food! Stop the boo hooing and go feed those who are hungry from your own supper table then!

Zoe Frances Hope
Zoe Frances Hope
  • Adam Winters

Er yeah, you are food too.

Joann Stone
Joann Stone

PS THESE SAME SAVAGES ARE FAR APART AND FOLLOW NO AGREEMENT BY CIVILIZED COUNTRIES THAT SIGN ON AT THE UNITED NATIONS. THEY ARE SEPERATE AND HAVE STRANGE WAYS AND ARE KILLING THE OCHENS WITH OVER FISHING AND OVER POPULATING THEMSELVES LIKE COCK ROACHES. THE SECRET IS HOW TO EDUCATE A SAVAGE SO THESE RETARDED MORANS CAN UP GRADE THEMSELVES AND STOP KILLING AND FARMING TURTLES. MOST HUMANS ARE SAVAGES. AMERICA HIDES IT IN FACTORY FARMING. WE ARE A RACE OF MORANS THAT IS KILLING THE EARTH...

PS THESE SAME SAVAGES ARE FAR APART AND FOLLOW NO AGREEMENT BY CIVILIZED COUNTRIES THAT SIGN ON AT THE UNITED NATIONS. THEY ARE SEPERATE AND HAVE STRANGE WAYS AND ARE KILLING THE OCHENS WITH OVER FISHING AND OVER POPULATING THEMSELVES LIKE COCK ROACHES. THE SECRET IS HOW TO EDUCATE A SAVAGE SO THESE RETARDED MORANS CAN UP GRADE THEMSELVES AND STOP KILLING AND FARMING TURTLES. MOST HUMANS ARE SAVAGES. AMERICA HIDES IT IN FACTORY FARMING. WE ARE A RACE OF MORANS THAT IS KILLING THE EARTH BECAUSE WE CANNOT CONTROL OVER BREEDING OF OURSELVES, YOU CAN HAVE ALL THE SEX YOU WANT ONLY USE BIRTH CONTROL OR ZERO WILL BE LEFT TO KILL FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF HUMAN MORRANS.

Cody Panton
Cody Panton
  • Joann Stone

Your comment got more and more incoherent as I read on. And I'm the savage... right.

Teresa Bonelli
Teresa Bonelli

CADA ANIMAL EN SU HABITAT CUMPLE SU MISION DISPUESTA POR LA LEY NATURAL Y DIVINA , NO AL CAUTIVERIO MALIGNO Y LUCRADOR..

Elmer Williamson
Elmer Williamson
  • Teresa Bonelli

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Cynthia Speer
Cynthia Speer

Good luck! After living there for a year, I do not think those people will stop eating turtle meat. It is a way of life, just like we eat beef.

Anonymous
Anonymous
  • Cynthia Speer

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We actually asked to see the number of turtles sold for meat, and the demand in the Cayman Islands has declined significantly because the price of farming turtles has risen. Only approximately 700 turtles (out of 5,000 in captivity) were sold for meat. Not a profitable business since the farm costs millions to operate and needs government subsidies to exist. We're hoping that the reduced demand and increase in public pressure to end their farming operation will make a difference!

Gidget Barnette
Gidget Barnette

who really cares? well larry barnette does!

Hailey Stainbrook
Hailey Stainbrook
  • Gidget Barnette

Wtf

Margaret Woodall
Margaret Woodall

we vsited the cayman turtle farm about 15 years ag and thought then it was disgraceful that on the one hand they promoted conservation and on the other hand killed the turtles for food and we ALL know there is NO humane way to kill a turtle, a disgrace.

Vivienne Phimister Newby
Vivienne Phimister Newby
  • Margaret Woodall

It is distressing to hear this. Especially as there is no humane way to kill them. I'm not sure about killing them anyway. Vivienne Phimister, Newby, Vaudrey.

Randy Lee
Randy Lee

Stop eating animals all together. There is positive proof that humans were not suppose to eat animals now. Most if not all base thier info on stuff we learned in school and by our parents. How can any one person base a comment without researching it. Does this mean you will buy swamp land detailed as beachfront? After I became an activist so many doors were open to me that its unreal. Doctors and Scientist say it aloud now. Watch, FORKS OVER KNIVES and then comment.

Richard Wong
Richard Wong

No meat, go organic vegy, keep fit, keep healthy. twitter.com/jinlongtrade

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