The victory by the Sea Turtle Restoration Project of the Turtle Island Restoration Network and allies to halt BP burning of innocent, endangered sea turtles was the #1 listed National Victory for Animals by the international advocacy group Change.org.
STRP first shared our concerns over the "in situ controlled burns" in sea turtle habitat with federal agencies April 28 2010 and continued to monitor BP actions, culminating in the legal action we took to halt the burning of sea turtles in the Gulf. To learn more about our advocacy work, click here to download STRP's report by Dr. Chris Pincetich, Leading the Fight to Save Sea Turtles from the BP Oil Spill.
Read below for the Change.org account of our victory over BP.
National Victories for Animals
BP Stops Burning Sea Turtles Alive: When the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Center for Biological Diversity,
Turtle Island Restoration Network and Animal Welfare Institute learned
that BP was burning endangered sea turtles alive in the oil spill
clean-up, they threatened to sue. In midst of the PR nightmare of the
spill, that threat — along with thousands of emails sent to BP — got the
company's attention and rescuers were able to start saving turtles.
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