Sea turtles crushed, stressed and diseased. Living with open wounds in waste-filled waters. Welcome to the Cayman Turtle Farm.
Life in these tanks is a living hell for the naturally solitary sea turtle.They are so stressed they turn on each other, biting and maiming.
In-breeding at the farm is a major problem. Some turtles are even born without eyes.
This horror is all in pursuit of profit. While a few lucky sea turtles are released, far more will be slaughtered and sold as steaks or burgers.
Recently, the Cayman Turtle Farm admitted that it should not be releasing its farmed turtles into the wild without putting the animals through a more vigorous quarantine and health screening process. While this has delivered a blow to the release operation, we still need to ensure that the farm no longer breeds these animals for their meat.
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