stop the sea turtle handlers in Cancun from handing tourist the babies to release.

stop the sea turtle handlers in Cancun from handing tourist the babies to release.

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Jo Ann MCMINN started this petition to Marriott and

The sea turtle handlers came up to me and handed me a hatchling, and a bucket full of them to release into the ocean. I was uneducated on the severity of holding them, then they agreed to take pictures of me holding them, kissing their little heads.. I’m sick and horrified when I found out not only is it globally  illegal, they are  listed endangered  under the endangered species act. They are not to be touched, the oil in our hands prevent them from imprinting on the sand, so they can find their way back to their beach when they are grown to lay their eggs.  they only have a little energy to make it to the ocean and swim..And picking them up, taking flash photos BLINDS them, scares and confuse them! Every one of the hatchling I set lose in my bucket I killed because I robbed them of the very little survival rate they already had to survive in the ocean. I got physically sick when I looked at the pictures of me smiling holding the baby turtles.. Seeing the look of agony and confusion in their eyes.. I’ve been crying every day, I’m traumatized from this experience! I do not want any visitor to feel like I do. So the Handlers MUST BE TRAINED PROPERLY! There needs to be an informational pamphlet in every hotel room to educate the guests. The hotel needs to be responsible! 

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