September 15, 2019

Conservation of wild animals does not exclude use by humans

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By Arthur Goldberg From mercatornet A Biblical perspective on environmental ethics “There are market solutions to most of [the] endangered species problems,” according to Dr Richard Rahn, Chairman of The Institute for Global Economic Growth. He argues that by providing private owners economic incentives to breed eatable wild animals, efficiently selling other parts of the animal, and […]

World Animal Protection calls on Cayman Islands DoE to join them in calling for an end to all turtle handling

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From World Animal Protection July 22 – Leading animal welfare charity World Animal Protection has today called for the DoE to join them in calling for an immediate end to all handling of sea turtles by tourists. This follows the Chief Conservation Officer of the Department of Environment’s (DoE) remarks that that this type of […]

World Animal Protection: Cayman Islands Turtle Farm subsidies to hit CI$100m

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World Animal Protection Comments re: Turtle Farm Subsidies Leading animal welfare charity World Animal Protection has criticised the Cayman Islands Government (CIG) for further subsidising failures at the controversial Cayman Turtle Farm. The CIG’s announcement of a further subsidy of CI$12.7M for the Cayman Turtle Farm over the 18-month period between July 1st 2016 and […]

The Editor Speaks: Turtle riding

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On December 30th 2015 we published another petition to “stop cruelty at Cayman Islands Turtle Farm”. The petition carried the same information about cruelty to the turtles, their “fight for space in cramped and dirty tanks”, tourists picking them up “out of the water and handled by oblivious tourists every day”, and “slaughtered for human […]

Another petition to stop cruelty at Cayman Islands Turtle Farm

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By Chris Wolverton From Care2 Stop the mistreatment and slaughter of sea turtles! Forced to fight for space in cramped and dirty tanks. Picked up out of the water and handled by oblivious tourists every day. Slaughtered for human consumption. The life and death of a green sea turtle at the Cayman Turtle Farm is […]

The Editor Speaks: All is not peace and tranquility at Turtle Farm

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The Cayman Islands Turtle Farm is a red hot potato “The Cayman Turtle Farm is the last sea turtle farm on earth that breeds sea turtles for human consumption. But there is no humane way to farm sea turtles. “The problem “Sea turtles are solitary, migratory creatures, born to swim long distances in clear waters. […]

World Animal Protection to resume talks with Cayman Islands Government

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From WAP Talks regarding the Cayman Turtle Farm to resume and coincide with a reception held by Conservative MP Dr Matthew Offord from the UK Parliament June 29 – World Animal Protection (formerly known as the World Society for the Protection of Animals) are returning to Grand Cayman to resume talks with the Government over […]

The Editor Speaks: Why does the WSPA keep targeting the Cayman Turtle Farm?

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The 10 most endangered species in the world according to the World Wide Fund (WWF) are: 1. Tiger, 2. Polar Bear, 3. Pacific Walrus, 4. Magellanic Penguin 5. LEATHERBACK TURTLE 6. Bluefin Tuna, 7. Mountain Gorilla, 8. Monarch Butterfly, 9. Javan Rhinoceros, 10. Giant Panda On the website Bagheera – “An Education Website About Endangered […]

WSPA attacks Cayman Turtle Farm AGAIN in latest report

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Westminster reception for Stop Sea Turtle Farming MPs joined the World Society for the Protection of animals (WSPA) on Tuesday 13 May for the launch of their new report on the Cayman Turtle Farm. The report, The Cayman Turtle Farm: A Continued Case for Change, was presented at a reception at Westminster and MPs were […]

Recent poll for turtle meat in the Cayman Islands shows limited demand

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From WSPA The Cayman Turtle Farm, the last facility in the world that farms endangered green turtles for their meat, has long cited continued demand for turtle meat in justifying its activities. However a recent poll shows that in reality most people in the Cayman Islands do not eat turtle meat. Since 2012, WSPA has […]