Applaud New Ban on Sea Turtle Hunting

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Target: Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Goal: Thank St. Vincent and the Grenadines for protecting endangered sea turtles.

As of 2017, new legislation will come into play that will protect the turtles of the Caribbean Islands. On the island chains of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, turtles can no longer be hunted and their eggs will be protected as well.

Sea turtles are an endangered species, but unfortunately over 40,000 are killed each year for their meat and unique shells. Sea turtles have been around since the dinosaurs and without our help and protection, they will not be around much longer.

Sign this petition and thank the Caribbean government for taking action now and protecting sea turtles before it is too late.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Gonsalves,

Recently, the island chains of St. Vincent and the Grenadines took it upon themselves to help and protect endangered sea turtles. New legislation, which will be effective starting in 2017, bans the hunting of sea turtles and protects their eggs.

This is great news for sea turtles since over 40,000 are killed each year for their meat and unique shells. Sea turtles have been around for millions of years, but without our help and protection, they won’t be around for much longer. Thankfully, more and more people are recognizing the importance of saving our earth and the beings that live among us.

Thank you for implementing this ban and protecting sea turtles. I can only hope more countries follow in your footsteps and realize the importance of protecting our wildlife.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Carey De Concha

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One Comment

  1. Denise Devereux says:

    Thanks for listening and thinking about all creatures great and small.
    God Bless!

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