Bryan Adams Instrumental in St. Vincent & the Grenadines Ban on Killing of Sea Turtles
It’s a victory for sea turtles in the Caribbean island chain of St. Vincent and the Grenadines! People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) reports that last week a decision was announced that stated that as of January 1, 2017, “legislation to protect turtles and their eggs will come into force.”
According to iWitness News, the law will make it “illegal to catch or kill sea turtles or disturb their nest.” The move comes after Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves worked with the SVG Preservation Fund, which Canadian-born singer/songwriter Bryan Adams is a member of. Adams, a vegan and animal rights activist who now calls the island country home, stated:
“Sea turtles have been around since the dinosaurs. Thanks to our island leaders they’ll be able to live freely here for many future generations.”
According to iWitness News, sea turtles are now a protected species in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and anyone caught violating the new law can be fined up to EC$5000 (roughly $1850USD).
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