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What's Trending: Turtle slaughter

Looka Lew, lookalew@nationenws.com

Added 27 August 2014

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The Nation’s Online Editor Sherrylyn Toppin looks at What’s Trending today in Barbados.

Four turtles have been butchered on the West Coast and some parts of a “big” one were found floating in the near shore at Browne’s Beach yesterday morning.

Conservationist Penelope Hynam, who made the discovery with friends while on the beach for a morning swim, said there was someone “very sick out there” who is murdering the harmless, protected creatures.

Online readers were equally incensed about the act.

Marsha Peppa Fly Hinds-Layne: We need to take these instances seriously. This is the third or so recently and it is noted that serial killers and some murderers practice on animals before escalating. There are units in the States that investigate animal deaths alone because investigating at that level helps to avoid murder at the human level.

Ro-shell Mayers: I swam with turtles on Sunday. Why would anyone do this? I swear Barbados is becoming barbaric and savage. And the entire world is seeing it. I don’t think I will ever return here after this trip and many others share my opinion

Robert Holloway: Wicked.

Alan Agard: Truly a sad act.

Badd Hombre: Even though I understand the severity of the matter; truth be told turtle meat still remains a delicacy. Times are hard and people will do whatever they must to survive...sad but true.

Judith Hebson: Disgusting. Hope the find out who did it, so heart-breaking.

Albert Scheper: Barbadians are not known lovers of ‘wild’ meat. However, we have some residents that will pay top dollar for ‘sea goat’. This animal was butchered at sea and its meat concealed for sale. There are not too many experienced spear fishermen who ply that area. This has been going on for some time but only now have remains been found by chance.

Deswyn Haynes: What is wrong with people these days? This is ridiculous.

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