Why I should probably cancel my "sea turtle" google alert
Today this story came up:Gazans Torture, Slaughter Sea Turtle With Makeshift Blade That Had ...Infolive.tv - Jerusalem,Israel - Palestinians tortured and killed a giant leatherback sea turtle that had come ashore the beach in Gaza. After tying the turtle up, they attached it to a car ...
The link has a video.
Why? WHY WHY WHY WHY? (Oh, they think it's "as good as Viagra" - well, go get some Viagra, you impotent ASSHOLES.)
This poor thing... It comes out of the calm ocean... I think of what its life must be like in the ocean, drawing upon my experiences diving and when I've seen sea turtles underwater. It's so calm and quiet down there. So this big old thing lumbered ashore, for whatever reason, and a crowd of people attack it. Tie it up. Tie it to a car. Drag it with a car
. Slit its throat.
It's beat so many odds in life to make it into being that huge, gorgeous creature... and it meets its end there, in such a sad, stupid way. And no one in that crowd stood up and said, "Let's leave this beautiful creature alone. Let it go back to the ocean."
That makes me so, so sad.