Endangered sea turtles are being burned alive as part of BP's careless oil spill cleanup efforts. This is unacceptable! These rare, important turtles become trapped in the oily surface of the Gulf and then are torched by cleanup crews in "controlled burns" of boxed in oil -- any wildlife caught inside the box are burned alive.
It's also illegal. Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, the turtle most affected by the oil spill, are protected under the Endangered Species Act, and anyone responsible for killing one is liable for criminal penalties including prison time and civil fines up to $25,000 for each violation.
Sign this petition and tell BP to stop torching endangered sea turtles.
Stop blocking the rescue of endangered sea turtles before you burn them alive in your surface oil "controlled burn" cleanup operations. You have a responsibility to protect these rare, important turtles and it is illegal under the Endangered Species Act to kill these imperiled species.
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