Sunday, May 25, 2008

Campbell: A Turtle Bitch

I don't normally make a point of launching into crudities in my opening sentences but ARGH! What the fuck is wrong with Naomi Campbell!!

The temper-tantrum-throwing egomaniac "supermodel" has decided that Africa, of all places, needs a super-casino...and she's bulldozering over a beach where Green Sea turtles come to nest!

Pardon my obvious bias here. But according to the World Humane Society (yes I've gone and got my facts right before blowing my knickers off), all 6 of the genus of sea turtles (several of which choose the Indian coastal town of Malindi as their nesting place) are the most severely endangered species, surprisingly not just because of human interference.

And yet it is a federal offence in America (and now also Africa, if what I've read is correct) to be found disturbing a turtle's basking/nesting spot, ruining nests, filching eggs or trading in turtles as pets or meat. I have no problem with turtles being bred legally for food, many animals are; but to pinch baby sea turtles as they run down the beaches towards the sea, upsetting the whole brood and breaching state laws designed to protect them from humans.

I'm not one of those turtle-lovers that gets overtly upset and says something mad like "It's no different than stealing a human baby" because, let's face it, humans are more important (though if I had to choose between my turtles and say, my ex-boyfriend, no prizes for the correct guess there). But as humans we're meant to protect creatures, especially since they're in a lot more danger with the likes of us around. You don't even have to be religious to recognise that fact.

So in between punching flight attendants and lobbing mobile phones at her maid, Campbell wouldn't bat a Yves Saint Laurant mascara'd eyelash at the thought that she could be adding significantly to the falling number of endangered turtles. I believe she's also worn fur in the past. So there we go people, we are not alone; her inconsideration extends to animals as well. I for one will be campaigning against her, I hope maybe you'll think about it (but don't sweat, I know you're busy people). Let's just hope the lawmongers decide to abide by their own laws for a change and overrule her egomaniacal plans.

Teeny - "I'd skin and wear her if it wasn't frowned upon in general society"


Sprog said...

Why are humans any more important than animals? They are equal to us, they share this world with us and we share it with them, we are not more important. People see us as more intelligent, and because we have evolved differently they say that makes us better. It doesn't. We are in no way more important. We are equal.

And I doubt people are taking baby turtles for meat, just pets... You wouldn't get any meat off a baby turtle! :D

Fox89 said...

Yeah, humans have no dominion over animals sprg, but I think its OK to consider ourselves more important cause it's every species for itself.

On topic though, Rich Bitch gets Richer at expense of endangered turtles. Wonderful. Why are people who are set for life so often so mercilessly greedy?

Ee Neet said...

They would actually, you only need a few young turtles to make soup which is a delicacy in many Eastern countries. So they'd nick babies, stew them or breed them for more.

But we are more important. If seven dogs and one human were killed by someone or something, surely there's slightly more cause to be upset about the human because they are our kin. It's a question of being realistic.

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