DON’T CLICK THE PICTURE instead lets post about reporting animal cruelty

muchtoocynical:

Question.

A dumbfuck on Facebook just posted a picture of smashed turtle shells, with the caption “slayed”. He reveals later that this was done because they’re “overpopulated”. My question is, can legal action be taken against this kid? I don’t know how serious we’d be in reporting him, but at the very least we can get him to take the damn picture down (I have it screenshotted). Here it is, though it is rather graphic. It appears to be at least three or four different turtles.

Obligatory question mark so you can answer?

Gotta agree with the person who said this is the making of a serial killer.. its true. I sent you a response but please let us know if you’ve reported this person. 

When it comes to turtles and tortoises calling your states Fish and wildlife hotline is a good way to go. Because of stupid people like that one many of these beautiful creatures are protected.  For example, in Florida here is the hotline to report violators. 

http://legacy.myfwc.com/wildlifealert/MailMap.asp?region=CTY

Florida regional animal abuse numbers:http://www.animalrightsflorida.org/ReportAbuse.html

Here are some numbers: 

In the South East ( the number of the office is at the bottom) http://www.fws.gov/southeast/law/

Pacific coast (also includes west coast state numbers)http://www.fws.gov/pacific/lawenforcement/reportviolations.html

you can also look up your local office by using the search function on the FWS website. 

Animal Cruelty hotlines and things to do:

(this is all as simple as “google” but really do it. In a lot of cases with endangered animals you will be reporting a very serious crime so something will be done)

Pet-Abuse.com 
Email contact: info@pet-abuse.com 
http://www.pet-abuse.com/

I can’t really list one for every state here.. but really google animal abuse, local Fish and wildlife office, or aspca. Weirdly, About.com has a pretty good sum up of what to do:

Whom Should You Call? 

Nonprofit animal advocacy groups sometimes even local humane societies often do not have the legal authority to respond to or investigate cruelty complaints. It is important to call the appropriate agencies so your report is investigated.

In most areas, the local police or sheriff’s departments and animal control agencies handle animal cruelty complaints that involve domestic companion animals. Each community handles animal cruelty reporting differently, so you may be asked to make several calls. Reporting suspected cruelty to livestock and wildlife may entail contacting the U.S. Department of Agriculture, theU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service or your state’s Game & Fish Department.

If the situation is an emergency, or if a crime is in progress, dial 9-1-1. Keep in mind that many emergency departments often don’t consider a situation an emergency unless there is a direct threat to humans. For all other reports, you can call the law enforcement and animal control non-emergency numbers.

If you wish to make an anonymous report and you do not need immediate assistance, consider calling 88-CRIME or your local animal cruelty task force, if there is one. Some communities also have citizens advisory groups that meet regularly to monitor government agencies, such as animal control and the police department.

aozuki:

Dr. horrible. She’s actually a little bigger than Trouble now.

It’s so nice to see my tortoises again 🙂
I had to leave them with a friend since I had to fly to Korea in such a short notice. Leaving Trouble worried me a lot since he was already freaking out during the car ride. Then my friend told me that he didn’t eat the first day and would spend his whole day hiding in a corner 🙁 poor baby. He just barely started getting used to me handling him (it’s been a year and he still doesn’t like people).

Dr. horrible on the other hand didn’t care that she was moved to my friend’s house. I’m sure she had fun exploring the new environment.

Oh, btw, my friend can’t tell my torts apart hahaha. She just figures one from the other by whether she can pat it or not 🙂

First I have to again say what fantastic names you have for your torts! and yay!

Reunited and it feels so good… (yes I hoped to get that song stuck in your head..)

Dr. Horrible is quite the beauty. The show offs always adjust better.. Zoya happily loves on her auntie (and pretends she’s starving to get treats when auntie is around) as though she never knew me. As long as she’s being doted on like the princess she is, she’s happy. hah. Though I like to believe that in the end she loves me the most. And in the end I get a snuggle here and there.

So glad trouble is doing ok though. Good looking family you’ve got there. enjoy the reunion! 

I want to be this lady when I grow up (or ya know.. get older. heh)

APPLE VALLEY • Mary Dutro is the High Desert’s go-to person for information about tortoises and turtles.

The 78-year-old Apple Valley resident has a career in nursing that has spanned more than 50 years. She’s the secretary of the High Desert Chapter 0534 Association of Operating Room Nurses and she’s on the board of a local historical society. She also goes to the gym three times per week and still works on call for a local doctor.

But her passion is the desert tortoise, and Dutrow relates that she has had tortoises “on and off since 1960.”

READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE! 

turtlefeed:

ljlala:

mini turtle :]

I’m waiting on my first baby turtle of the season. Haven’t seen any yet. I am jealous of everyone who’s been posting pictures of their new friends to Tumblr.

AH! holy tiny. I am also jealous.. Zoya laid an egg once… thats a sad story for another day.