Thanks to your efforts, this 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.
Animal advocates were appalled last year
when they saw the video that PETA 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 helped us achieve
this victory for turtles.
Article source: PETA Files