Protect Ontario’s snapping turtles

Photo Credit: Joe Crowley

Stop the hunt of snapping turtles in Ontario

Join thousands of Ontarians who are calling on the Ontario government to protect snapping turtles from hunting.

Snapping turtles are at risk of disappearing from Ontario as a result of the grim threat of hunting, being run over by cars, and toxic contamination and loss of their wetland habitat. That is why snappers are already listed under Canada's federal endangered species law.

But right now anyone in Ontario can legally kill up to two snapping turtles a day with a valid recreational hunting or fishing licence.

The Ontario government can change this absurd policy – and give the snappers a fighting chance – by banning hunting of snapping turtles across the province.

 

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