Urgent Action: Please help Turtles from a violent game called ‘Snapperfest’ August 20th


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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.


STOP THIS EVENT!
Please contact the commissioners and the campground and politely ask that they do the right thing and replace this cruel event.

Please send polite comments to:

The Honorable Connie J. Brown
Ohio County Commissioner
yvonnewalton@hotmail.com
812-438-4624

The Honorable Todd Walton
Ohio County Commissioner
twalton@cinergy.com

The Honorable Shane Koons
Ohio County Commissioner
812-584-0378

The Honorable Connie Smith
Ohio County Auditor
ohioctyauditor1@earthlink.net
812-438-2062

Campshore Campground
812-438-2135 (office)
812-290-5939 (cell)
info@campshorecampground.com

Call or write and report back at StreetTeam@peta2.com for 1,000 points!

Thanks for speaking up for these turtles!

Sincerely,

Rachel Owen
Rachel Owen
Assistant Manager of Youth Campaigns
peta2
RachelO@peta2.com
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