Justice for Centennial Turtle Nearly Snatched and Trafficked

Target: Jonathan W. Blodgett, District Attorney of Essex County, Massachusetts

Goal: Punish individual responsible for malicious injury to wild turtle.

Animal abusers are actively on the hunt in one Massachusetts town. On the heels of a turtle and a rabbit being cruelly targeted in a crossbow attack,  a large, century-old snapping turtle that has become a beloved fixture in the community was discovered with a hook embedded in the face. This incident represents the second such injury–and attempted kidnapping– the turtle has endured.

Authorities believe someone tried to snatch the snapping turtle in a botched wildlife trafficking for profit attempt. A few months earlier, the same turtle surfaced with hooks sticking from the head. These devices may have become embedded as the unknown perpetrator attempted to lift the hefty turtle out of the water.

This incident could have resulted in serious injury both times, and such crimes should be treated with the urgency they deserve. Sign the petition below to demand just punishment in this cruel act.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Blodgett,

At least three regional wild animals were harmed in seemingly deliberate acts of animal cruelty. Crossbow attacks injured a turtle and a rabbit, while a community fixture turtle endured a second set of injuries from another attempt to snatch him from his habitat. This disturbing pattern of callous disregard for wildlife must end.

While information is being sought in the crossbow incidents, the wildlife trafficking attempt merits a similar response. Support a full investigation into this disturbing act. When the perpetrator is identified, please prosecute all involved parties to the fullest extent of the law.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Alexas Fotos

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11 Comments

  1. shelly blazich says:

    PEOPLE ARE MENTALLY UNBALANCED WORSE THAN EVER IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND AND WE NEED TO BETTER PROTECT ANIMALS FROM THESE PSYCHOPATHS! ENFORCE LAWS! PROSECUTE ABUSERS NOW!

  2. Anyone who abuses innocent animals is sick. They are monsters who never deserve to walk free again. I wish there was a death penalty for someone who kills an innocent animal.

  3. Animal abusers internationally, must have the death penalty implemented and nothing less.

  4. Melanie Wallace says:

    ANIMAL ABUSERS SHOULD HAVE THE SAME THING DONE TO THEM AND THEN THROWN IN JAIL AND THROW AWAY THE KEY. THEY CAN STAY THERE AND ROT

  5. Some one knows who this person is and they need to be a decent human being and turn them in to authorities. Offer a reward, money talks and people who would know losers like this would be willing to toss them under the bus for a buck or two. Then prosecute and punish – no slap on the wrist!

  6. Jacqui Skill says:

    LOCK THEM UP FOR LIFE!!

  7. Jaime Perez says:

    Oh my gosh, you freaking lazy ,good for nothing humans, get a job and quit trying to make a fast buck trafficking innocent animals. Whoever did this needs to rot in jail.

  8. Jonathan W. Blodgett, District Attorney of Essex County, Massachusetts

    The lowlife pos responsible for the deliberate malicious injury to an innoocent and helpless wild turtle must be caught and put to death.
    All animal torturers and animal murderers must be put to death by the same unimaginable torture, suffering and an agonising death these lowlife monster bastards commit against their defenceless and innocent victims. This must be introduced into the Animal Protection Laws. It is the only way these lowlife monsters from hell will be stopped from deliberately torturing and murdering their precious and helpless victims. Kill them all. That is what these lowlife pos deserve. An eye for an eye.

    • I think they should take people who abuse children,animals and elderly out in the woods strip them down to nothung,tie them to a tree walk offf and leave them …no one can hear them scream and yell for help. No i am not a evil person but have no tolerence for them .. They are not humam

  9. This man needs worse than rotting in jail. He should never have another pet of any kind. Actually what i think you should do to him i cannot post …make him live and work supervised at the zoo cleaning cage for the most viscous animals maybe one of them will maul him the way he did this poor baby …no that is not what i really fell should be done as i said i cannot say it …but this is close …you stupid idiot you do not deserve to live among humans. How many people have you done this to ….you are below the lowest scum of the earth and dont say you lost your mind because i dont buy it …even if you were on drugs when these people saud stop you kept on so you knew what you were doing …

  10. Animal.abuse is hideous more laws needed what pos do this

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