Nov 11, 2013
Every year, the Cayman Turtle Farm releases a handful of baby turtles into the wild in celebration of Pirates Week festival. From the outside it looks like a great conservation project but, sadly, it does more harm than good.
The news that this year’s release has been cancelled is therefore a victory for turtles and a source of hope that things are beginning to improve at the Farm.
In an effort to debunk the myths surrounding the Cayman Turtle Farm, we have placed an advert in the CayCompass, the most widely read newspaper in the Cayman Islands, highlighting how ineffective the Farm's release program has been to date.
Our hope is that this cancellation will mark the end of farmed turtle releases in the Cayman Islands, once and for all.
So far, over 185,000 people have supported the Stop Sea Turtle Farming campaign, which has resulted in a number of improvements at the Cayman Turtle Farm. But there’s still so much more to do.
Find out what you can do to support the campaign by visiting our Stop Sea Turtle Farming website and if you haven't yet, sign our petition today. Let's keep up the pressure.