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<a href="http://blog.peta2.com/2011/08/urgent-turtle-torture-event-scheduled.html" target="_blank">http://blog.peta2.com/2011/08/urgent...scheduled.html</a><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Ohio County, Indiana, is home to an extraordinarily cruel event called "Snapperfest"next scheduled for this Saturday, August 20! Every year at the Campshore Campground, wild-caught snapping turtles endure terrible violence at the hands of participants. The frightened animals are grabbed by their tails and repeatedly slammed to the ground. Their heads are yanked from their shells, and they are then swung around until "contestants" are able to wrap their fists around the animals' necks.<br><br>
PETA, without success, appealed to the compassion of the Ohio County commissioners. Now it's your turn. Please contact the commissioners and the campground and politely ask that they do the right thing and replace this cruel event. And please spread this alert far and wide.<br><br>
Please send polite comments to:<br><br>
The Honorable Connie J. Brown<br>
Ohio County Commissioner<br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> 812-438-4624<br><br>
The Honorable Todd Walton<br>
Ohio County Commissioner<br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
The Honorable Shane Koons<br>
Ohio County Commissioner<br>
812-584-0378<br><br>
The Honorable Connie Smith<br>
Ohio County Auditor<br><a href="mailto:eek:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> 812-438-2062<br><br>
Campshore Campground<br>
812-438-2135 (office) 812-290-5939 (cell)<br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a></div>
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They also have a facebook page promoting the event: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109456472487352" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109456472487352</a>
 

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Oh my God!! I had to stop watching the video, I feel so sick <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br>
Horrifying.<br>
I belong to a tortoise/turtle forum and I posted the information there as well. Some people on that forum are very ignorant (I had to find a non-PETA source because I guarantee they would not have taken me seriously otherwise...) but I know they will be furious about this as well.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/furious.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":furious:">
 

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I ain't even mad, just downright confused and shocked.
 

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Disgusting! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/furious.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":furious:">
 

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I guess they got bored with cow tipping and wrestling greased pigs. Now I'm just trying to imagine all the spectators that morning saying "Well, what should we do today? I know, let's go watch some guy pull on a turtle head! Yeah, that sounds exciting!" (Guy pulls on turtle head) *crowd cheers*... I must agree in regards to being more confused than anything. Like, what is the point?
 

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It was frustrated trying to talk to some of those people, they really don't understand whats wrong with it.
 

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WTH? That is so disgusting. And they're doing this for entertainment? Absolutely terrible.
 

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No, no, guys, they're snapping turtles. They're violent by nature, therefore making them okay to kill, unlike cute little regular turtles.
 

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There are some AR groups going out to protest and NBC (I think) news is going to cover it. I don't think it will help much this year, but maybe it will put enough pressure on them to cancel it starting next year.
 

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Today they were searching cars to make sure no press or media got in. One AR group tried to get in to film it and they weren't allowed on the property and told not to come back. The campground also blocked it so no one could see is what was going on inside. Sounds like they know what they are doing is wrong, but don't care.
 

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I'd like to go to the guys that do it, and do that to all their penises, the goal of course being to detach it from their body <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AlixJ18</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2974120"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'd like to go to the guys that do it, and do that to all their penises, the goal of course being to detach it from their body <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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what if there are women as well?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Envy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2974199"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
what if there are women as well?</div>
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I'm not sure about that one. Clamp their nipples and pull?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>danakscully64</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2974108"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
That is royally f***ed up. Why isn't the government stepped in because of animal abuse?</div>
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Because these are wild turtles they aren't protected. They are considered 'hunted' animals and there aren't any laws in that county against abusing animals you've caught through hunting.<br><br>
And the governor takes part, so it's doubtful there ever will be a law against it. He is planning to run for president, hopefully this will keep that from happening.
 

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Mitch Daniels.<br>
I was just reading that he decided not to run. I didn't realize he had been Bush's White House budget chief.
 
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