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Every year, endangered leatherback and green sea turtles arrive on the beaches of Trinidad and Tobago to lay their eggs, which local fishers are waiting to harvest. The helpless turtles are reportedly then flipped onto their backs and, unable to move, are left for days until they are purchased by traders. They are then killed for their flesh, and the rest of their dead bodies are left to rot or are tossed into the garbage! Despite a 2011 ban on the harvesting of sea turtles in Trinidad and Tobago, the killing reportedly continues. Check out the photos of this tragedy.
Please contact the officials below and politely urge them to enforce the ban on the harvesting of sea turtles. And don’t forget to submit a copy of your e-mail by clicking the “Get Points” tab above for 150 points!
Send polite comments to:
The Honourable Devant Maharaj
Minister of Food Production
Surveillance and Enforcement Unit