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General Discussion => Gulf Oil Spill => : Kat June 24, 2010, 08:23:47 PM

: Is BP burning sea turtles alive? YES THEY ARE!
: Kat June 24, 2010, 08:23:47 PM
Is BP burning sea turtles alive?

Source: FOX Tampa Bay - link (

Updated: Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010, 4:39 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010, 4:39 PM EDT staff report

VENICE, La. - A boat captain working to rescue sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico says he has seen BP ships burning sea turtles and other wildlife alive.

Captain Mike Ellis said in an interview posted on You Tube that the boats are conducting controlled burns to get rid of the oil.

"They drag a boom between two shrimp boats and whatever gets caught between the two boats, they circle it up and catch it on fire. Once the turtles are in there, they can’t get out," Ellis said.

Ellis said he had to cut short his three-week trip rescuing the turtles because BP quit allowing him access to rescue turtles before the burns.

"They're pretty much keeping us from doing what we need to do out there," Ellis said.

Other reports corroborate Captain Ellis' claims. A report in the Los Angeles Times describes "burn fields" of 500 square miles in which 16 controlled burns will take place in one day.

"When the weather is calm and the sea is placid, ships trailing fireproof booms corral the black oil, the coated seaweed and whatever may be caught in it, and torch it into hundred-foot flames, sending plumes of smoke skyward in ebony mushrooms," the article says.

Ellis said most of the turtles he has seen are Kemps Ridley turtles, a critically endangered species. Harming or killing one would bring stiff civil and criminal penalties and fines of up to $50,000 against BP.


A reporter at the CS Monitor has spoken to a marine biologist at Texas A & M. That person has confirmed that this is happening.


BP phone numbers for contact:

Environmental hotline and community information:  866-448-5816

Wildlife distress hotline:  866-557-1401

I have called both numbers & flat told them off! I told them I was spreading this far & wide -- and I have.

: Re: Is BP burning sea turtles alive? YES THEY ARE!
: Bill June 25, 2010, 07:58:26 AM
What distresses me mostly is the fact of the report that the Danish offer of "skimming equipment" was rejected just days
after this tragedy.What manner of men/women would reject  such an offer ? and why !?!?

: Re: Is BP burning sea turtles alive? YES THEY ARE!
: Kat June 25, 2010, 07:02:53 PM
"Never let a crisis go to waste." - Rahm Emanuel. And, that is what they are doing. This is a purposeful destruction for political gain. I an convinced. Push, shove & promote their clean energy CRAP & TAX BS. They are out there saying "SEE! SEE! This is what you get when you drill!

Well, EVERY ONE of you left-wing morons need to PARK YOUR CARS, throw out ALL PLASTIC,
throw out all small, gas powered tools, throw away anything that has greased bearings -- THAT INCLUDES YOUR BICYCLES, TOO!

>>>DO IT NOW!<<<

Start walking nit-wit! -- oh, and barefooted too -- if you wear those sandals made from tire tread!

: After threat of oil burn'g ban lawsuit - Turtles to be protected from 'burn box'
: Kat July 06, 2010, 02:22:44 PM
BP Gulf oil spill: Turtles to be protected from 'burn boxes'

BP has agreed to allow wildlife rescuers to pluck rare sea turtles –
including endangered Kemp's Ridley turtles – out of Gulf oil spill 'burn boxes.'

Christian Science Monitor - HERE (


: Re: Is BP burning sea turtles alive? YES THEY ARE!
: Bill July 07, 2010, 04:08:58 PM
Hi Kat,Glad to hear conservationist finally got their point across.I can't think of any crime that is worse than a crime against
nature. cheers

: Re: Is BP burning sea turtles alive? YES THEY ARE!
: Kat July 07, 2010, 08:51:35 PM
It was pretty heart breaking. Thanks, Bill.

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