Applaud New Ban on Sea Turtle Hunting


Target: Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Goal: Thank St. Vincent and the Grenadines for protecting endangered sea turtles.

As of 2017, new legislation will come into play that will protect the turtles of the Caribbean Islands. On the island chains of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, turtles can no longer be hunted and their eggs will be protected as well.

Sea turtles are an endangered species, but unfortunately over 40,000 are killed each year for their meat and unique shells. Sea turtles have been around since the dinosaurs and without our help and protection, they will not be around much longer.

Sign this petition and thank the Caribbean government for taking action now and protecting sea turtles before it is too late.


Dear Prime Minister Gonsalves,

Recently, the island chains of St. Vincent and the Grenadines took it upon themselves to help and protect endangered sea turtles. New legislation, which will be effective starting in 2017, bans the hunting of sea turtles and protects their eggs.

This is great news for sea turtles since over 40,000 are killed each year for their meat and unique shells. Sea turtles have been around for millions of years, but without our help and protection, they won’t be around for much longer. Thankfully, more and more people are recognizing the importance of saving our earth and the beings that live among us.

Thank you for implementing this ban and protecting sea turtles. I can only hope more countries follow in your footsteps and realize the importance of protecting our wildlife.


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  1. In this world of vile cruelty it’s so nice to be able to sign this petition to say a very big thank you for protecting the sea turtles.l hope other countries will start doing the same thing and give all animals a protected and safe life which they deserve.Thank you once again.

    • Nooshin Perla says:

      Agree with you100%. As you said I wish and I hope, that people every where understand and realize that animals lives are as important and dear as their lives!!They need to be loved and protected from harms.

  2. Outlawing the killing of sea turtles in the name of wildlife conservation, good MOVE. THANK YOU! As always, a ban needing to be backed by active enforcement, otherwise it may fail…
    MIGHT you consider banning the practice of hunting whales someday, not necessary for survival anymore, even though you appear linked to Japan with respect to support and, in keeping with this, certain sentiments?? But…back to the turtles… Fabulous that though there is a conservation “challenge” with one of the species of turtles in SVG’s waters, the government will protect ALL FOUR SPECIES that live there, and all the education in schools…

  3. Christena Ruiz-Lewis says:

    Thank you so much

  4. There’s nothing more beautiful than seeing a sea turtle swimming in the ocean, alive, and where they belong.

  5. Thank you for doing the honourable thing, you are setting a wonderful example too the rest of the world, Congratulations on standing up for the creatures we should all protect you are helping make the world a better place.

  6. Maria Mahyorova says:

    It doesn’t matter endangered or not. There’s no a humane way to kill a turtle.

  7. Thank you so much for your rationality and compassion – we MUST protect our turtles — we need them, the planet needs them.

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