Hunting turtle's legal?
Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:23 PM
Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:47 PM
I have heard many accounts of Fishermen in the MidWest and the South who kill any turtle they accidently catch by hook and line and consider the turtles a nuisance that interferes with their fishing which is a past time, not a sustenance activity or a necessity for food.Shooting at turtles for target practice occurs quite frequently in some areas.I am not condemning hunters or fishermen, just unethical, misguided ones who are not conservationists or naturalists.
Getting mad at a turtle for being a turtle makes no sense to me. And we are the supposed "highest evolved" species.Sorry for the rant but this really touches a nerve.
Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:11 PM
Posted 07 June 2011 - 06:20 AM
I found out today that the local sportsman club in my area, shoots turtles if they see them (on land or pond), because apparently they will eat baby geese hatchlings, which prevent the sportsmens club from hunting them when they are adults. I'm horrified to hear this, does anyone know if this is legal in Ontario Canada? I would love to report this activity.
I am not familiar with Canadian laws but you can easily find out what you need to know by contacting the Canadian equivalent of a Fish & Wildlife Dept. for your Province or if you have anything similiar for a Society for Cruelity to Animals, they can advise you. If they are shooting turtles on private land and those turtles have some protection under any laws in your Province or in Canada itself, or they are being shot out of season if a game animal (i.e., snapper), they could be cited/fined, arrested, etc. or if there is no law protecting the turtles, they could be cited/fined, arrested for cruelity to animals. Make some phone calls....
Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:46 AM
Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:44 AM
Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:15 PM
Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:52 PM
Good Job, anything to protect our wild friends is a job well done.
I think it's great you took the initiative to find out and try to do something. I don't understand what ever made human beings think they were so high and mighty and above all other creatures. It is way past time for us to start respecting all life and all animals.
Posted 10 June 2011 - 09:34 AM
Posted 10 June 2011 - 09:54 PM
Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:16 PM
Posted 11 June 2011 - 05:38 AM
Some turtles hurt fish populations but some turtles actually HELP fish populations,
education is the key to changing attitudes.
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