Stop Snapperfest
  • Petitioned Connie J. Brown SNAPPERFEST

This petition was delivered to:

Ohio County, Indiana, Commissioner 812-438-4624
Connie J. Brown SNAPPERFEST

Stop Snapperfest

    1. M S
    2. Petition by

      M S

      Cleveland, OH

A cruel event is scheduled where snapping turtles will be SLAMMED TO THE GROUND, swung around repeatedly, and have their heads yanked from their shells.

Ohio County, Indiana, is home to an extraordinarily cruel event called "Snapperfest"—next scheduled for this Saturday, August 20! Every year at the Campshore Campground, wild-caught snapping turtles endure terrible violence at the hands of participants. The frightened animals are grabbed by their tails and repeatedly slammed to the ground. Their heads are yanked from their shells, and they are then swung around until "contestants" are able to wrap their fists around the animals' necks.

Prohibits torture and mutilation of vertebrate animals, which turtles are. Some people keep them as pets.

Ohio County, Indiana, is only showing itself of its delight in barbarity with its extraordinarily cruel event called "Snapperfest"—next scheduled for this Saturday, August 20! Every year at the Campshore Campground, wild-caught snapping turtles endure terrible violence at the hands of participants. The frightened animals are grabbed by their tails and repeatedly slammed to the ground. Their heads are yanked from their shells, and they are then swung around until "contestants" are able to wrap their fists around the animals' necks.

I feel it seriously disturbing  how your County derives its entertainment.   News of this is spreading across the nation-as a shameful spectacle.

Exposing society, especially children and young people to animal cruelty  leads to antisocial and deviant behavior.  (Keep in mind this is a campground-exposing children to this barbarity constitutes child abuse, i.e., mental abuse-torturing and killing animals in front of them.)

http://www.jaapl.org/cgi/reprint/30/2/257.pdf

"A history of animal cruelty during childhood was significantly associated with APD, antisocial personality traits, and polysubstance abuse. Mental retardation, psychotic disorders, and alcohol abuse showed no such association.," J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 30:257–65, 2002

I quote: National Institute of Health
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792040/

"Cruelty to animals is associated with elevated rates observed in young, poor, men with family histories of antisocial behavior and personal histories of conduct disorder in childhood, and antisocial, obsessive-compulsive and histrionic personality disorders, and pathological gambling in adulthood. Given these associations, and the widespread ownership of pets and animals, effective screening of children, adolescents and adults for animal cruelty and appropriate mental health interventions should be deployed."

Also  criminologist note that virtually every serial killer begun their "training" by killing animals because it was *entertaining*.

Thank you.
Sincerely,

In short, this is a sad testiment of the creature called man--still a savage. It is very heart breaking to know just how cruel people are and the length of their savagry and barbarity - inflicting pain and suffering on an innocent creature whose only crime was to be born - people know what they are doing. Why is there no shame in this?

To:
Connie J. Brown SNAPPERFEST, Ohio County, Indiana, Commissioner 812-438-4624
I just signed the following petition addressed to: SnapperFest.

----------------
Stop their Action of killing Turtles

A cruel event is scheduled where snapping turtles will be SLAMMED TO THE GROUND, swung around repeatedly, and have their heads yanked from their shells.
----------------

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. 20k

      M S
      by M S
      Petition Organizer

      Once we get 20 k we will email these to the State of IN.

    2. Reached 15,000 signatures
    3. Activist!

      M S
      by M S
      Petition Organizer

      there are a group of activists going tomorrow and a film crew

    4. 10,000

      M S
      by M S
      Petition Organizer

      Good job everyone we got 10k keep going!

    5. Reached 10,000 signatures
    6. More emails and phone numbers for Ohio County officials

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Check out the link for more contact information. Keep emailing and calling Ohio County officials today. The turtles will be abused tomorrow unless we can stop this.

    7. Only one day left - Keep emailing and calling!

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Keep the polite calls coming to stop Snapperfest: Connie Brown (812) 438-4624; Shane Koons (812) 584-0378; Todd Walton twalton@cinergy.com; Ohio County Auditor Connie Smith (812) 438-2062 ohioctyauditor1@earthlink.net

    8. Reached 4,000 signatures
    9. 3000?

      M S
      by M S
      Petition Organizer

      Hey guys! Can we get 3k by midnight?

    10. Reached 2,000 signatures
    11. 1500 signatures!

      M S
      by M S
      Petition Organizer

      good work guys. Make the calls and emails these turtles need to live. Keep up the good work.

    12. Reached 1,500 signatures
    13. Snapperfest is this Saturday, August 20. Please speak out today!

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Contact these Ohio County Commissioners and politely ask them to stop Snapperfest: Connie Brown (812) 438-4624; Shane Koons (812) 584-0378; Todd Walton twalton@cinergy.com; Ohio County Auditor Connie Smith (812) 438-2062 ohioctyauditor1@earthlink.net

    14. More information on Snapperfest

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      "At the Campshore Campground, wild-caught snapping turtles endure terrible violence at the hands of participants. The frightened animals are grabbed by their tails and repeatedly slammed to the ground. Their heads are yanked from their shells..."

    15. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jenny Gonzales LAKE FOREST, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      This "Snapperfest" is awful. Stop it!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Rishabh Aigal KARWAR,KARNATAKA, INDIA
      • about 3 years ago

      To Prevent Such Savage Acts Of Violence Against Animals.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Sam Marquis SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • about 3 years ago

      pathetically barbaric, fucking cowards.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Patricia Flodrops CRETEIL, FRANCE
      • about 3 years ago

      l HOMME est une etre lache lorsqu il s en prend aux animaux ! et je trouve cela ignoble !

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Anthony Gonzalez LONG BEACH, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      One person can change the world, many can change the world forever.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.