WSPA is launching an urgent campaign to stop the cruel farming of endangered sea turtles for food (Video-Petition)

A turtle farm in the Cayman Islands has become a very popular tourist attraction. However the reality of the farm is that thousands of turtles are suffering every day in the most appalling conditions. These animals are trapped in prison like tanks where they are barely surviving in their own filth and being fed an unnatural diet. In the wild these turtles are naturally solitary creatures. But on the farm they are paraded around and handled by tourists before they are slaughtered for sale as burgers and steaks.

Inbreeding and cannibalism are two major problems that are facing the turtles at this farm. Undercover investigations have found evidence that disease and inbreeding are causing the turtles to be born with major deformities such as no eyes.

Major stress is another big issue with these turtles. Tourists are allowed to handle the delicate hatchlings and young turtles, which besides being stressful for these tiny creatures, may expose people to toxic bacteria like salmonella and E.coli. These deadly bacterias have been found in the farm’s water.

The conditions at the Cayman Turtle Farm are a world away from how these sea turtles would live in the wild. It is highly apparent that there is no humane way to commercially farm sea turtles for food. The Cayman Turtle Farm is the last facility in the world that raises sea turtles for slaughter and human consumption.

WSPA ( World Society for the Protection of Animals USA) met with the Turtle Farm to discuss their concerns about the conditions that the turtles were living under and to offer them the support they would need to stop farming turtles. The goal was to offer help for converting the turtle farm to become a world-class rescue and research facility. However the Cayman Turtle Farm completely rejected this offer.

This inhumane method of turtle farming must be stopped. Please take a minute to sign the petition below to help end this.

VIDEO Stop Sea Turtle Farming

Responses to "Stop the inhumane breeding of turtles in the Cayman Islands for human consumption"

  1. when are we going to become HUMAN again?
    this is an Utter Disgrace

  2. animals do not belong on humam plates, period.

  3. Anonymous says:

    How can this go on, does humans have to eat every living thing...and besides to treat God's creature with such disgrace is gut wrenching

  4. pj says:

    omg what the hell is wrong with people???? let these beautiful animals live.

  5. Anonymous says:

    When stop this all that humans kills for plesure ,Its hurts to see that and its hurts that i know that more humans love to kill , its sad very sad that i life in a world that love to kill

  6. Anonymous says:

    I'm mortified by this; when I visited Grand Cayman we went to the turtle farm and were under the impression that it was there to help re-populate the species as a conservation act, not to provide inane delicacies for morons. Had I known, I would have protested rather than give them my money!

  7. Unknown says:

    signed, and shared, this saddens me so much!

  8. Maija says:

    So messy..

  9. Anonymous says:

    We're in 2013 but we act like savages, and the worst is that all of this is perfectly LEGAL !!

  10. signed, it is a shame and it is not now, badfully...!

  11. BP says:

    Disgusting. Any creature has more kindness and humanity then those calling themselves human. Signed and shared

  12. Anonymous says:

    This is disgusting ! Stop !!! Also do not eat anything coming from China. They used human poop for fertilizer. Never eat Tilapia as they are fed human poop.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Why are we labelled as the most intellegent life form on earth,,, but we are soo cruel ,, barbaric, and have no respect for life ,, in what ever shape.

  14. I swam with the giant sea turtles in Hawaii , they were so majestic & beautiful....I can't imagine anyone harming them!

  15. Anonymous says:

    This is horrible!!!! Why does man think that because these animals are here they can treat them any way they want? Maybe there should be a farm for cruel sick inhumane people and they should be made to live in horrible conditions like so many animals are made to! this needs to stop!!!!

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