Save turtles in trouble

Save turtles in trouble

    1. Love Animals
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      Love Animals

      Atlanta, GA

Marine turtles are a globally important species, but the number of turtles has plummeted and some populations are now on the brink of extinction.


Help save turtles by supporting WWF's campaign and sign our petition today.



Four out of the 7 species of marine turtles land and lay their eggs on beaches in Malaysia; Leatherbacks, Hawksbills, Olive Ridleys and Green turtles.




They face many threats, including the practice of consuming turtle eggs, becoming accidentally caught in fishing gear, pollution and the illegal trade of turtles and their parts.


But key to all this is the fact that the laws to protect turtles in Malaysia are inadequate. The current Federal law is limited and, under the Constitution, individual states have the authority to make their own laws on turtles.

This means that the laws vary from state to state, have loopholes and do not effectively protect turtles and their eggs.


Join WWF and call on the Malaysian government to give turtles the protection they need.


Thank you for taking action!


Source: WWF

 

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    • n . TUCSON, AZ
      • almost 5 years ago

      had previously singed similar petitions, including from WWF on behalf of turtles, possibly including this one, however ...

      Save turtles in trouble 28/10/2009

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    • suzanne weidie OCEAN SPRINGS, MS
      • about 5 years ago

      All creatures are important to our planet.

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    • Linda Jensen CANADA
      • about 5 years ago

      God luck and God bless!

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    • Doralyn Simmington VINEGROVE, KY
      • about 5 years ago

      because Turtles need a chance too! They are God's creatures!

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    • dina de zeeuw AMSTERDAM, IN
      • about 5 years ago

      It's all about respect for life, which implies that you neither abuse humans nor animals.

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