Sunday, August 31, 2014

Police need conservation training

Tourist captures video of police throwing turtle eggs into the sea

It’s turtle season on many Mexican beaches, which brings thousands of sea turtles ashore to lay their eggs — and numerous thieves to steal them. But it’s not often you see someone tossing them away.

A tourist out for a stroll on the beach Las Brisas in Manzanillo, Colima, this week came across a municipal police officer doing just that, and caught the event on film. A second officer on the scene, on becoming aware of the visitor with his camera, ordered him to stop filming.

The cameraman replied that he was in a public place, had the right to film and offered that he intended to upload the video to Facebook. Meanwhile, as this discussion is taking place, the other officer continues to remove eggs from the nest, examine them briefly, and then throw them in the sea.


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