March 2, 2021

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 […]

Cayman Turtle Farm addresses latest misrepresentations from WSPA

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In its latest release on their report The Cayman Turtle Farm: A Continued Case for Change, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) continues to misrepresent the facts to suit its agenda – which is to cease the rearing of turtles for meat at the Cayman Turtle Farm (CTF). CTF stated “What the […]

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 […]

Farming sea turtles is no solution

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By Rachel Alcock From Ecologist Green sea turtles are endangered worldwide. So does the Cayman Islands’ sea turtle farm, which raises the sea reptiles as a luxury food, assist their conservation? Quite the reverse, argues Rachel Alcock. Cramped, unsuitable conditions result in overcrowding, disease and cannibalism amongst these beautiful and majestic solitary swimmers. Does eating […]

The Editor Speaks: Compromise and diplomacy do work

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When one is confrontational it rarely succeeds. This has been the biggest problem with ex-premier McKeeva Bush and surprisingly he doesn’t seem to have ever owned up that confrontation is even part of his persona. Quite the contrary. He often complains he is the victim. And he achieved nothing with this. However, he has become […]

Cayman Government and WSPA have positive talks

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The Cayman Islands Government and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) have held positive discussions on several key issues carried forward from meetings last year. It was agreed that turtle meat has huge cultural significance in the Cayman Islands. WSPA is concerned that there is a need to consider ways to reduce […]