Demand Louisiana Keep its Promise to Halt Sea Turtle Deaths in Shrimp Nets
Thank you to the thousands of people who sent messages to Louisiana's governor. while the window is closed for legislation to reverse the TEDs ban for this year, we will continue to press for sea turtle protection in Louisiana and across the Gulf and U.S. waters.
Louisiana's Governor Bobby Jindal is responsible for allowing the drowning of thousands of sea turtles in shrimp trawl nets. He had a chance to repeal the state law banning enforcement of Turtle Excluder Devices but vetoed the bill that would have resulted in a more sustainable future for shrimp trawling.
Send the message below to Governor Jindal demanding he repeal the outdated and cruel law that stands in the way of ensuring a healthy recovery of endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.
We just delivered a letter to Governor Jindal signed by twenty-six environmental conservation organizations with a total of 14 million combined supporters backing our call to repeal Louisiana's outdated laws. Click here to read our press release with the letter, and click here to read the Associated Press' new coverage!
Over eighty expert scientists have joined the Sea Turtle Restoration Project in calling for a repeal of the cruel law that is based on old science and poor politics. Click here to read our press release and the scientists' letter, and click here to read the Associated Press' news coverage of the campaign.