Tuesday, June 22, 2010

BP is burning endangered sea turtles alive

News has just emerged from the Gulf Coast that BP is burning endangered sea turtles alive. A boat captain who has been leading efforts to rescue the endangered turtles says BP has blocked his crews from entering the areas where the animals are trapped, effectively shutting down the rescue operation.

BP is using "controlled burns" to contain the oil spill. Shrimp boats create a corral of oil by dragging together fire-resistant booms and then lighting the enclosed "burn box" on fire. If turtles are not removed from the area before the fire is lit, they are literally burned alive.

I just signed a petition telling BP to stop burning endangered sea turtles alive. To learn more and take action, click on the link below.



Jackie said...

Signed but as they only accept US residents had to say I lived in Miami....annoying.

Zebra said...

The oil spill in Mexico has served as a stark reminder of the costs of our national addiction to fossil fuels. The polluted waters and crude-covered pelicans remind us of the ever- more-dangerous methods we must undertake to drill for oil. Just as harmful to the environment and our way of life, however, is the pollution we can't see: the millions of tons of carbon we dump into the atmosphere every day without consequence, thanks to our economy-wide addiction to fossil fuels.

Nifty said...


its a request that please save the sea turtles.

thanks metrogyl


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