General Care Discussion :: Petition to stop Snapperfest (edit - might be cancelled)

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:15 am   Petition to stop Snapperfest (edit - might be cancelled)

This is a link to sign a petition to stop Snapperfest in Ohio County, Indiana: http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-snapperfest

There are plenty of videos and links to other sites with additional contact info (addresses, phone numbers plus letter templates) though I have not linked them because they display those graphic videos. Just search "Snapperfest Indiana". This is someone's description of what takes place in those videos... "The frightened animals are grabbed by their tails and repeatedly slammed to the ground. Their heads are yanked from their shells, and they are then swung around until "contestants" are able to wrap their fists around the animals' necks."

Thank you.

2012 Petition
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stopsnapperfest/

Update 7-27-12 - This event might be cancelled, please see last post.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:27 am   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

do we know if this event still happened this year or not?
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:28 am   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

It did :(
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:45 am   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

i wish i had seen this sooner, im back at school now and fell behind reading here, still catching up now, i live in indiana, woulda gladly taken a road trip...
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:47 am   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

WOW. ive never heard or seen this before... this is so stupid. ive been a turtle lover since elementary school, im in the US Navy and i still love turtles, never seen this stupid crap before, i hope they get prosecuted and fined.... idiots have nothing better to do.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:28 am   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

Write Mitch Daniels a letter. Sign the petition too.

The local police are powerless. PETA failed.

I think we should all show up at next years event and have redneck fest. You know... where we take some of the rednecks from snapperfest, swing them around, throw them on the ground and put our hands around their necks. Of course it's all in good fun and none of the rednecks will get injured. @Brutal, I'm in Chicago obviously not too far from IN. Count me in.
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:40 am   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

I live in Kentucky, so knowing that [...] is going on just a state above me really grinds my gears. I thought about going there and doing the same thing. >:(
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:51 pm   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

lol mitch daniels is a tool... he wouldn't do jack.
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:16 am   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

Who even comes up with this stuff?!?! I mean really...
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:21 pm   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

I've read about this before... Yeah it happened this year. PETA failed. Actually they invited one member from PETA to watch the event. I'm against it, obviously. It's like bullfighting, only with turtles.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:14 pm   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

and this is why i have no faith in humanity
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:58 pm   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

What an idiot!!!
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:32 am   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

well this is why i wonder why the hell there are stupid laws like public intoxication and illegal marijuana but if one of my pets were to get lost your telling me someone is allowed to do this? but not only allowed but to make a festivity of it? wow
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:53 pm   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

Does anyone know if this fest is going to be permitted in 2012? How gross!!! made my stomach turn, poor little guys. I hope all the people who participate get samonella poisining!!
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:35 pm   Re: Petition to stop Snapperfest

VeipaCray wrote:Write Mitch Daniels a letter. Sign the petition too.

The local police are powerless. PETA failed.

I think we should all show up at next years event and have redneck fest. You know... where we take some of the rednecks from snapperfest, swing them around, throw them on the ground and put our hands around their necks. Of course it's all in good fun and none of the rednecks will get injured. @Brutal, I'm in Chicago obviously not too far from IN. Count me in.



I'm southwest of Chicago about an hour.....I'll carpool with ya too. I just watched this video and am mortified. I was hoping the snapper would have taken his hand off. People are sick.
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