#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. 

jack-assery:

I love being a tortoise mom.

Spooky! me too! 😀

jack-assery:

I love being a tortoise mom.

Spooky! me too! 😀

jack-assery:

I love being a tortoise mom.

Spooky! me too! 😀

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. 

Please watch and share!

Will Arnett on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [x]

Will Arnett is clearly aware of the impending #turtpocalypse and knows to respect. 

Will Arnett on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [x]

Will Arnett is clearly aware of the impending #turtpocalypse and knows to respect. 

Will Arnett on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [x]

Will Arnett is clearly aware of the impending #turtpocalypse and knows to respect. 

Will Arnett on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [x]

Will Arnett is clearly aware of the impending #turtpocalypse and knows to respect.