Oct 22, 2012
A long time animal rights activist, Sir Paul McCartney has joined the campaign to save sea turtles in the Cayman Turtle Farm in the Cayman Islands.
Paul McCartney recently announced his support with a news update on his website, calling for fans to support the World Society for the Protection of Animals' (WSPA) campaign to stop sea turtle farming at the Cayman Turtle Farm, in the Cayman Islands.
McCartney tweeted: “There is no humane way to farm sea turtles. Support @WSPA campaign to #stopseaturtlefarming” adding on his official Facebook page: “the Cayman Turtle Farm is the last place on Earth that breeds endangered sea turtles for food.”
An investigation by WSPA has revealed disturbing evidence of animal cruelty, along with massive conservation and financial failures at the Cayman Turtle Farm.
Despite marketing itself as a conservation focused tourist attraction, the Cayman Turtle Farm is the world’s last remaining facility that commercially raises sea turtles for slaughter and consumption. Some 7,000 endangered sea turtles have been effectively immobilized and stockpiled in filthy, tiny tanks for so long that they have begun to cannibalize each other.