Stop Sea Turtle Farming

Stop sea turtle farming


There is
no humane way
to farm sea turtles

The Cayman Turtle Farm in the Cayman Islands is the last sea turtle farm in existence. Living in cramped tanks, forced to remain in their own filth, over 9,500 sea turtles are suffering in this hell on earth.We can’t stand by while so many of these amazing animals suffer. World Animal Protection (previously known as WSPA) moves the world to change animals' lives for the better because animals have a right to live free from pain.Sea turtles are amazing. These solitary swimmers cover thousands of miles. So just imagine the cruelty of trapping one in a small filthy tank. Now imagine hundreds, thousands. Packed together, sea turtles get sick and stressed. They turn on each other. Tourists that pay to ‘meet’ these sensitive animals might not recognise the bite wounds, or know that handling them is mental torment.The Farm targets these same tourists again when it ends the turtles’ miserable lives, slaughtering them for sale as steaks and burgers. We think sea turtles deserve better. Let’s stop sea turtle farming today.

The last sea turtle farm on earth

With sandy beaches and crystal waters, the Cayman Islands looks close to paradise. But it is home to a living hell: the last turtle farm on earth. This tropical coastline should be a haven for wildlife and a heaven for wildlife lovers. But the Cayman Turtle Farm is an exploitative blot on the landscape, farming sea turtles long after any other such enterprises have shut down. The end of sea turtle farming here would mean an end to this horror worldwide. 
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Turtle Disaster

Sea turtles are solitary, migratory creatures, born to swim long distances in clear waters. They are wild animals. Forcing them into densely packed tanks and breeding them for meat is a daily torture. A profit-seeking torture. This ancient animal cannot adapt to life on the Cayman Turtle Farm. They are simply not equipped to cope with a place that:

 
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In the media

Cayman iNews : World Animal Protection to resume talks with Cayman Islands Government
30/07/2014
Cayman Compass : Member of Parliament urges more environmental funding from UK
30/07/2014
Cayman Compass : Turtle study aims to inform ‘emotive’ debate
30/07/2014
Cayman News Service : UK Tory MP backs no tourist turtle meat
30/07/2014
Cayman Compass : Small funding cut for Cayman Turtle Farm
02/06/2014
Cayman News Service : Turtle Farm says old age behind animal deaths
27/05/2014
Cayman Compass : New campaign to end turtle farming
20/05/2014
Caribseek News : Charity Steps Up Pressure For Change At Turtle Farm
19/05/2014
Cayman News Service : Charity steps up pressure for change at Turtle Farm
19/05/2014
Cayman Compass : Report - Turtle Farm ‘unlikely’ to break even
02/02/2014
Antigua Chronicle : World Society for the Protection of Animals Secures Critical Positive Measures for Cayman Islands Sea Turtles
02/02/2014
Caribarena Antigua : Future of Cayman Turtle Meat Farm Uncertain
04/02/2014
CayCompass : Iconic animal deserves better
04/02/2014
The Ecologist : Farming sea turtles is no solution
31/01/2014
Cayman News Service : UK to fund turtle survey
24/01/2014
Caribbean News Now : Cayman Islands to research local consumption of turtle meat
24/01/2014
CayCompass : Study asks: Do you eat turtle?
23/01/2014
Cayman 27 : WSPA to meet with government
13/01/2014
Cayman News Service : Visitor turtle meat ban posed
13/01/2014
Miss A : Ecotourism: Watch Out for Greenwashing
06/11/2013
Caribseek News : Turtles Can't Be Released
08/11/2013
CayCompass : Cayman Turtle Farm says turtle release ‘postponed’
06/11/2013
CayCompass : Turtle release canceled for Pirates Week
05/11/2013
CayCompass : The most important number in the budget
23/10/2013
LA Times : Want to see wildlife? Rule No. 1: Arm yourself -- with information
22/10/2013
Earth Techling : Five Ways to Identify Fake Eco-Tourist Attractions
21/10/2013
eTN Global Travel Industry News : Eco-tourist attractions and greenwashing: What you can do
14/10/2013
Chicago3Media : Problems Remain at Cayman Sea Turtle Farm, Tourists at Risk
14/10/2013
Cayman I News : Cayman Turtle Farm war with Animal Society heats up again
08/10/2013
Cayman News Service : Science journal details turtle farm cruelty
27/09/2013
Cayman 27 : Turtle Farm under fire
26/09/2013
Caribseek News : Farm Needs To Measure Real Demand For Meat
05/09/2013
Cayman News Service : Farm needs to assess demand
04/09/2013
Cayman Compass : Animal welfare concerns over increased turtle production
04/09/2013
Cayman 27 : Price for turtle meat drops
30/08/2013
CayCompass : Editorial for August 30: The Turtle Farm's 'head in the shell' business strategy
30/08/2013
Cayman News Service : Turtle Number Increase Cuts Meat Price
30/08/2013
Vancouver Co-op Radio, CFRO : Stop Sea Turtle Farming Campaign: Interview with Elizabeth Hogan from WSPA
27/08/2013
Tourism Concern : Should I visit a sea turtle conservation facility?
05/08/2013
Cayman 27 : WSPA lobbies gov't over Turtle Farm
25/07/2013
Cayman News Service : Wildlife charity hopeful for turtle farm change
25/07/2013
Cay Compass : Turtle Farm could be a jewel
25/06/2013
Cayman News Service : Report confirms CTF woes
21/03/2013
Cayman News Service : Turtle Farm still polluting sea
21/03/2013
Cayman 27 : Big Story: Turtle Farm controversy
31/01/2013