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Turtle Torture Event Stopped!

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Posted August 3, 2012 by Rachelle Owen

Woohoo! This year will be the first time in 15 years that August passes without the torture of turtles in a barbaric event called “Snapperfest” at Campshore Campground in Aurora, Indiana.

peta2 Street Teamers were appalled last year when they saw the video that peta2 posted showing participants who slammed turtles into the ground, shoved their hands inside the turtles’ shells, and yanked the animals’ heads out so that the “competitors” could wrap their hands around the turtles’ necks. It’s easy to see how the turtles could be seriously injured or even killed:

Hundreds of thousands of you begged officials to intervene, and PETA pushed for cruelty-to-animals charges against participants. After a year of campaigning, our efforts have paid off! The state’s Department of Natural Resources announced that it will ensure that “Snapperfest” never happens again.

Thank you to everyone who raised their voice for turtles!

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  • Profile photo of DarianNorthcutt

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    I remember when I did this a year ago! Yay, we won!

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    1063 days ago

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    I cant do screen shots. What do I do to get points?

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    1063 days ago

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    How the hell do you take a “screenshot”?????? And what is that anyways

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      A screenshot is like taking a picture of your computer screen. On your keyboard there will be a button that will say something like “Prnt Scrn.” When you find it hold down the CTRL button and press the “Prnt Scrn” button, than simply paste it where ever you want. Have a great day!! :)

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    sick

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    1064 days ago

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    thats disgusting and disturbing

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    1064 days ago

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    Deers are wild animals that need to be out in forests where their orignal homes are not confined to a room where they bully one another because the are in such close quarters. Deers were meant to be free in the wild where their nautral habitats are. Animals don’t have a say in whether they want to be a test dummy for products or whether they want to live in a windowless room rather than out in the wild where they are supposed to live. Humans shouldn’t feel the need to harm these animals just because they are small and helpless and because humans want the power. Animals don’t have a say in how they are treated by humans and they shouldn’t be treated like that. God placed them on earth to be cared for and observed not treated this way!

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    1064 days ago

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    :(((( sad

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    1064 days ago

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    This is disgusting. people need to be more considerate.

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    1064 days ago

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    Oh no, this needs to be brought to the public’s attention further!

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    1065 days ago

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    horrid

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    1065 days ago

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    This is horrible! No creature should be put through this!

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    1065 days ago

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    Oh, these poor babies! It’s absolutely repulsive! How do I submit a screenshot from my fb page?

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      A screenshot is like taking a picture of your computer screen. On your keyboard there will be a button that will say something like “Prnt Scrn.” When you find it hold down the CTRL button and press the “Prnt Scrn” button, than simply paste it where ever you want. Have a great day!! :)

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    1065 days ago

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    This makes me sick

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    1065 days ago

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    :) Good.

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    1066 days ago

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    I love speaking up for ALL animals from Mice to Elephants! NONE deserve this Pain and Suffering!

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    1066 days ago

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    I can’t believe that it took them 15 years to figure out that what they were doing is wrong but I am so glad that they can’t hurt anymore turtles!

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    1066 days ago

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    YAY!!!!!!! Snapperfest was awful!!!!!!

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    1066 days ago

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    So stoked to hear this from you guys! I was seeing rumors around the web but I wasn’t certain that they were true. :)

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    1066 days ago

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    D: thats so sad..
    they are so cute!

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