greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

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BP "burning sea turtles alive."

I retweeted this story a few hours ago, and it has all but shut me down today. You think you've heard the worst you can hear, that you've embraced the full measure of the horror, and then you hear something more appalling.

BP "burning sea turtles alive."

And there's this video clip:

Most of the turtles in question are Lepidochelys kempii, or Kemp's Ridley turtles. It is a critically endangered species, one of the two rarest of extant marine turtles (the other being the Olive Ridley, Lepidochelys olivacea). It's difficult to estimate the size of sea-turtle populations, but biologists believe that only about a thousand breeding females survive in the wild.

But this isn't actually about the species in question being endangered. If one one turtle from a non-threatened species had been burned alive, one that BP could have allowed rescuers to save, this crime would be just as vile.

Fuck them all to hell.
Tags: planetary murder

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