Friday, January 27, 2017
Snapping Turtle HARVEST - Action Required!
Did you know the Snapping Turtle is a Species at Risk in Ontario? (Special Concern)
Did you know that the province of Ontario still allows hunting/harvesting of Snapping Turtles?
Does this seem like the craziest thing you've ever heard?
The provincial government (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry) is proposing amendments to Area Descriptions, Hunting, Possession, Buying and Selling of Wildlife and Ontario Regulation Open Seasons under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to streamline and modernize the management of small game and furbearer wildlife species in Ontario. THIS IS OUR CHANCE to say STOP THE HARVEST OF SNAPPING TURTLES!
Here are the two links I've seen:
On the bottom right of each page is a "submit a comment" button... I would encourage everyone to read this to pass it along to anyone they know who appreciates the issues associated with harvesting Snapping Turtles... The poor creatures face enough danger from nest predation to being mowed down on our roads.
Let them know how you feel!