03 Nov '11, 6am

Michigan Woman Stops Mob Attacking Frightened Snapper with Sticks | Care2 Causes

Michigan Woman Stops Mob Attacking Frightened Snapper with Sticks | Care2 Causes

By Anita Springer of Michigan (USA) We live in a development of approximately 75 homes. Next to us was one undeveloped lot. One day I heard a commotion there and looked out to see about 10 adults and several more children yelling and cheering. Upon closer inspection, I noticed a huge snapping turtle on its back with its head flaying around to thwart off the sticks that were being used to poke at its head and legs. I went ballistic! I raced out there, yelling at the adults in the group. “‘Don’t you adults realize what you are doing? You are teaching these children that it is okay to torture and torment an innocent, helpless animal who, in all likelihood, was there to dig a hole and bury its eggs.” The crowd went silent as I quickly righted the turtle. I realized that I had no container to put the animal into, so I carefully picked it up two thirds of the way down from its h...

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