Wisdom From The Experts Pt 4 & 5 Two Turtle and Tort experts, two related pieces of wisdom to share about turtle and tortoise anatomy! Lori Neuman-Lee, PhD (@CheloniaGirl ), prof at Utah State University, says – “I wish people knew that turtles can’t come out of their shells…because their shells are part of their...
Words of Wisdom from the Experts Pt 3- “I wish people knew how smart turtles are. They learn quickly where their food comes from; if from a human then they learn that specific person” Is what Michelle Kelly (@MichelleKellyCW), public speaker about Reptiles and amphibians, wishes more people knew about turtles and tortoises. Those of...
Words of wisdom from the experts pt 2 Check out this INCREDIBLE photo by Amanda Hipps, @biophilamanda, one of the experts who responded to our #worldturtleday question. Amanda studies the animals that live in gopher tortoise burrows. In case you didn’t know, gopher tortoise burrows are home to hundreds of other animals. Their status as endangered directly...
This year, in honor of #WorldTurtleDay, we asked herpetologists, biologists, rescues, and rehabbers, to tell us what they wish more people knew about Turtles and Tortoises. Starting today we’ll be sharing a few responses a day! Let’s learn more about the animals we love from people who have devoted their lives to protecting them. Biologist...
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#BuyToysNotTurtles Part 2
As many of you mentioned when sharing part 1, impulse buys of turtles are a major problem after movies like The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are released. Kids get excited and tell their parents how much they want a turtle! Kids can be determined and parents can want to appease them without thinking, and the outcome is another wave of unwanted and often mistreated turtles and tortoises.
Shelters are overrun with these types of turtles. people don’t know what to do with them and they often end up illegally ‘released’ into the wild ( which is inevitable death for the animal or other animals in the area), neglected to death, or abandoned like this little one.
The problem is real. Its been 2 weeks since the release of TMNT2 so now is an important time to spread this message. Remind your friends, followers, and tell them to tell theirs to spread the word too.
here’s the PSA again BUY TOYS NOT TURTLES I’ll post it on its own over the weekend. Stay tuned for part 3 on Thursday.
Buy Toys not Turtles: A #TMNT movie PSA – Part 1 of 3
Tonight, Millions will head to the theater to see the latest rendition of #TMNT. I hope those of us with turts and torts of our own, as well as those who love them, will take a moment to remind others that turtles (and tortoises) are not toys. They are amazing animals that require specific care and a long term commitment.