Multiple eye-witness accounts have established that endangered sea turtles are being burned alive in BP's cleanup efforts. Immediate change must occur so that ALL sea turtles are rescued from the Gulf Oil Spill as a top priority by Unified Command.
BP boats corral oil every day into "Burn Boxes," restricted areas where surface oil is set on fire. Wildlife rescue operations had not been allowed into these areas at all, and thanks to a flood of emails from our members and allies, biological observers are being placed on more BP boats.
Send the Letter Below to Rescue ALL Sea Turtles from Oil Before Boom and Burn
BP has already killed countless sea turtles in its careless and cruel operations managing the Gulf oil spill, and we must send a strong message to Federal Agencies and BP response managers in Louisiana and Florida where rescue operations are based that the public will not stand for this.
Photo: An endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle recovered from the oil slick waits for cleanup.