Please Speak Out for Turtles in Indiana!
  • Petitioned The Honorable Connie J. Brown

This petition was delivered to:

Ohio County Commissioner
The Honorable Connie J. Brown
Ohio County Commissioner
The Honorable Todd Walton
Indiana Governor
President of the United States
Indiana State Senate
Indiana State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Please Speak Out for Turtles in Indiana!

    1. Kristie Lyon
    2. Petition by

      Kristie Lyon

      St. Louis, MO

Every summer in Ohio County, Indiana, an incredibly cruel and abusive event called Snapperfest takes place. During this event, Snapping Turtles are caught and kidnapped from local wetlands. The turtles are then wrestled and roughly swung by their tails. The turtles also have to endure being choked and grasped by the neck.

Despite the misconceptions, turtles are vertebrate animals that are capable of experiencing pain and suffering. A turtle's spine is fused to its shell, so being held, handled, and swung by its tail can cause serious injuries or even death. Physical pain and abuse aside, the experience of ''Snapperfest'' also causes extreme stress to the animals, which can have detrimental effects on their overall health.

The event is held at the Campshore Camp Ground.

Please put an end to this event once and for all.  It is a horrible event.  Turtles as a species are struggling. They need to be protected not killed and tortured for fun.  We need to come together and save these turtles and teach people and our young children what is right. 

Please help stop this immediately!

Thank you

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    • Tina ter Wiel STEENWIJK, NETHERLANDS
      • about 2 years ago

      Gross!

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    • Ashley-Jean Gonzalez GLADSTONE, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      Nothing should be treated that way.

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    • sherri lockard MUSKEGON, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      There is no need for this to be going on. All animals have feelings. Time for the ignorance to stop.

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    • Kimberly Griggs INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • about 2 years ago

      Because this is just wrong,..... period !!

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    • Colby Butner PLAINFIELD, IN
      • about 2 years ago

      Please help these TURTLES!! GAHH

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