Turtles in Distress

How you can save the turtles?

Pick up Trash

One way people can save the turtles is to pick up their trash to save their special sea turtles and tortoises. “ Turtles think plastic bags are jellyfish and eat them and then die after it because of it” (pg.4). When you throw trash on the ground you don’t only pollute the air you hurt and kill the sea turtles and tortoises. The turtles and tortoises are endangered because of it. People are too lazy to walk over to the closest trash can and throw their trash away and that hurts the animals. Just because a few people don’t like turtles and tortoises doesn’t mean they have to kill them because of it. And throwing trash in the ocean doesn’t only effect turtles and tortoises, it effects other different kinds of fishes, whales, dolphins, and many more. People really need to pick up their trash because no one wants the turtles and tortoises species to be gone.


Don't kill them for their shells and meat

Another reason or way to save the turtles is to not kill them for their meat and shells. Turtles have been around for thousands of years and people have been killing turtles and tortoises for thousands of years also. People kill them for their meat and shells. They are innocent animals that people kill them for. People kill the turtles and tortoises for their shells because…” Their skin is tough leather scaly, and covered with many wrinkles and folds” (pg.13). What they mean by that is they kill them for their shells because they could use it for jewelry and for designing things. Another reason why people kill turtles and tortoises is because of their meat. “ in poor countries turtle’s meat and eggs are often eaten by people who depend on the food for protein” (pg. 23). But, why can’t people eat chicken eggs because it’s not extinct and has a lot of protein for you.


to pass more legislation to protect them

Lastly, another reason people should save the turtles and tortoises is to pass more legislation to protect them. I think people and governments need to make more laws about the killing of sea turtles and tortoises. It seems like they have more laws about bullying and underage drinking, but not about the killing of sea turtles and tortoises. “ Environmentalists outside the Seattle Convection Center protest the world Trade Organizations rejection of the Shrimp Amendment “(pg.37). Which means the environmentalists tell them not to hurt or kill the turtles. “ People who live in poor countries sometimes depend on turtles as a source of food and income”(pg. 23). I don’t think that’s good because they hurt the animals for the protein.