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    Brace Yerseff...

    https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2021/...-suggests.html
    A representative of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said it had received the letter and had no comment.

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    "...an estimated 4,600 sea turtles killed in U.S. coastal waters every year after being caught in nets or hooked."

    I'd like to see a breakdown on how many were netted and how many were hooked.

    I'd also like to see a breakdown of how many were in Alabama, and not "U.S coastal waters."

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    PETA is well organized (and crazy of course) The impetus for a very long time has been to start on the kids with lots of both subtle and other more obvious programs. The anti-hunting has been pretty overt but the anti-fishing plan is sneakier. This is one of those battles that isn't going away and sadly there is a lot of negative behavior from hunters and fisherman that don't understand how important this fight is.

    PETA's motto is " A pig is a rat is a boy is a dog" meaning that none of those lives are more important than the other. Think on that a minute and you'll see the craziness for what it is.
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    "The un-named turtle."

    What? Is this a Disney movie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    "The un-named turtle."

    What? Is this a Disney movie?
    They assume that if your grandkids get to name each of your bait shrimp, you will be reduced to fishing with lures. As someone who grew up with animals, I say one of the sure signs of a farm kid is that they have all eaten a pet. Just because you name and hand feed a calf doesn't mean it can't be delicious.
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    I took several pictures of a loggerhead off the octi on Sept 24th, 2019. It had a LARGE wound right where that one is covered (just back of the right flipper). The wound looked like a Tiger Shark had taken a chunk out of the turtle and it was obviously ailing at that time.

    Does anyone know where I can email some pictures. Maybe if they knew it was badly wounded for some time it will take the heat off the pier fishing. It may not have been able to survive in the wild.

    I don't know how to post them here.

    EDIT: I followed other links to an earlier story. That looks like the same wound.

    https://www.al.com/life/2021/10/sick...ue-effort.html
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    RTR anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frednic View Post
    I took several pictures of a loggerhead off the octi on Sept 24th, 2019. It had a LARGE wound right where that one is covered (just back of the right flipper). The wound looked like a Tiger Shark had taken a chunk out of the turtle and it was obviously ailing at that time.

    Does anyone know where I can email some pictures. Maybe if they knew it was badly wounded for some time it will take the heat off the pier fishing. It may not have been able to survive in the wild.

    I don't know how to post them here.

    EDIT: I followed other links to an earlier story. That looks like the same wound.

    https://www.al.com/life/2021/10/sick...ue-effort.html
    I would love to believe that the enlightened folks at PETA would listen to your reasonable and thoughtful comment regarding this wild animal...but we all know that will NEVER happen.
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    Dear PETA,

    Sharks are attacking turtles and killing fish. Do something about the sharks!

    k, thanks.
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