Pressure is growing for countries to reduce marine litter and meet United Nations commitments. The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) we lead is taking on a key role to help countries find practical solutions.
We’ve identified holding sea turtles as one of the ten cruelest wildlife tourist attractions. At the Cayman Turtle Farm, tourists can handle turtles, potentially causing unnecessary suffering for the animals.
We’re disappointed that following encouraging talks held earlier this year with the Cayman Islands Government, discussions on our welfare concerns at the Cayman Turtle Farm have now grounded to a halt.
The Cayman Turtle Farm, the last facility in the world that farms endangered green turtles for their meat, has long cited continued demand for turtle meat in justifying its activities. However a recent poll shows that in reality most people in the Cayman Islands do not eat turtle meat.