They put a leash and vandalize the shell

Philippines
January 4, 2017 12:34am CST
What were these people thinking?! put a leash on it like a dog and then painted it's back with a label sea guardian? That's not protecting the animal, that's abuse and disgracing it! The cops should have arrested them for doing that instead of posing pictures with them, this was so immature. What do you think of this? Just too immature for them to be handling endangered turtles.
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is looking into reports that members of the Bantay Dagat (Sea Patrol) wrote markings on the shell of a rescued sea turtle in Silay City.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
4 Jan 17
So were the people who did this to the turtle wasn't made to explain themselves and reprimanded ?
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• Philippines
5 Jan 17
They should have reprimanded them and that cop should have been suspended @SIMPLYD and who ever painted the turtle should have been jailed.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
6 Jan 17
@Letranknight2015 Yes, i agree, so others will be warned too .
@toniganzon (50003)
• Philippines
4 Jan 17
Poor sea turtle. Some people need to be educated. They just don't know what they're doing at all. Happy new year!
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• Philippines
5 Jan 17
Happy New Year! @toniganzon I don't know these people sure got some education but some how they didn't use it to protect this turtle.
@toniganzon (50003)
• Philippines
9 Jan 17
@Letranknight2015 They're education is limited to what's being taught in school.
@JudyEv (123440)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Jan 17
This is very immature. Painting on the shells of turtles apparently interferes with the transfer of air through the shell.
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• Philippines
5 Jan 17
Now, that's a good reason NOT to mess with their shells @JudyEv
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@JudyEv (123440)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jan 17
@Letranknight2015 It is a very good reason and a very valid one.
• United States
4 Jan 17
Very wrong of people doing that.
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• Philippines
5 Jan 17
That's true it was very wrong for them to do that @infatuatedbby
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• United States
5 Jan 17
@Letranknight2015 Hopefully they get fined!
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• Calgary, Alberta
7 Jan 17
their excuse is that they run out of tags, usually sea turtles are tagged when they were released in the ocean.
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• Philippines
7 Jan 17
Well, they didn't have to post a picture on it @CaptAlbertWhisker or they could have called for assistance or get new tags.
• Calgary, Alberta
8 Jan 17
@Letranknight2015 They should have waited for tags to arrive instead of being impatient on releasing the turtle.
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@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan 17
That's terrible to do to the turtle.
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• Philippines
5 Jan 17
I feel bad for the turtle who had no clue what's going on @just4him
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@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jan 17
@Letranknight2015 I'm sure he didn't.
• United States
5 Jan 17
that's shameful.poor turtles.
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• Philippines
5 Jan 17
The turtle is alive @scarlet_woman but what was done to her was too much insult to the animal's well being.
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@acelawrites (10961)
• Philippines
4 Jan 17
They're so ignorant! Instead of protecting the turtle they damaged its shell!
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• Philippines
5 Jan 17
Maybe they are protecting it @acelawrites but they became ignorant about putting leash and painting it's shell.
@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
4 Jan 17
Was the turtle left alive? I hope so. I think it's a shame. Don't deface the animal, don't put a leash on it that will hinder it's natural ability to move around
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• Philippines
5 Jan 17
I agree they shouldn't have put a leash on it since it's not really going anywhere unlike the dog @FayeHazel I hope they let go of this turtle.
@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 17
I hope the authorities manage to find the people who were responsible for this, it's just mean and awful.
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• Philippines
5 Jan 17
Well, I'm sure they did since they are in the picture @cahaya1983 which serves evidence of their wrong doing.
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@jstory07 (67171)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Jan 17
To mistreat those sea turtles like that is just wrong.
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• Philippines
5 Jan 17
I agree with you, it was just so wrong what they did @jstory07