Sea turtle slaughtered on Vigie beach

By SNO Staff

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A sea turtle was found slaughtered this morning on Vigie beach, Castries.

The female hawksbill measuring about 35 inches was discovered around 10:30 a.m.

It is suspected that the turtle was nesting when it was killed.

On Tuesday, June 14 another nesting hawksbill sea turtle was also slaughtered in Vieux Fort.

The Department of Fisheries had issued a statement in April, informing the public of the sea turtle nesting period which started from March 1 and ends on November 30, 2016.

The department had warned persons not to interfere with them, emphasizing that anyone found in possession of sea turtle meat or eggs is liable to a maximum of fine EC$5000.

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7 comments

  1. Ignoramus, a cow or pig is raised for the purpose to be harvested and is not endangered. Those animals are made available in stores for the very reason as to not harm the endangered species on earth, you ignorant nigga!

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  2. St.lucia stop killing the things that attracts tourism into your Country.

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  3. St.lucians are just too ignorant, god help these idiots they no not what they are doing. Uninformed, uneducated, savage imbeciles roam this land.

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  4. To those responsible...pray that I never meet you...because you're fate will be the same as said turtle that I assure you

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  5. There goes the heartless people again. When will this slaughtering stop? I hope they get caught. Do we need more education from the home/schools/media? Please leave the harmless defenseless creatures alone.

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