WTF? Is BP Burning Endangered Sea Turtles Alive? (Videos)

kemps ridley turtle photo
A lucky Kemp's Ridley sea turtle that didn't get burned. Photo: Wikipedia, public domain.

Destroying the Evidence?

Kemp's Ridley is a critically endangered species of sea turtle that can be found in the Gulf of Mexico. According to Mike Ellis (see the video interview below), BP has been keeping rescue teams from getting to the turtles and has even been burning them alive, along with other animals. Because Kemp's Ridleys are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, killing or harming them can bring civil liability and even criminal charges. Is BP trying to "destroy the evidence" by burning it?

The interview above was posted to Youtube by conservation biologist Catherine Craig. She interviews a boat captain who was rescuing endangered turtles and was denied access by BP. He also explains how BP is probably burning alive a lot of animals, including turtles, during its "controlled burns".

The video above gives information about the impact that the oil spill can have on turtles, from eggs to mature specimens.

via Raw Story
See also: Sea Turtles Washing Up Dead Near Oil Spill Site
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Tags: Animals | Gulf Oil Spill | Oil Spill


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