Tell Your Friends About the Tesco Turtles!
If you’ve become a ‘1-click campaigner’ then you’re a star! The next thing to do is tell your friends about this campaign and just how easy it is to get involved. There’s power in numbers, and the more people who send messages the louder that message will be and Tesco can’t fail to take notice. Once again this as simple as A-B-C. Below, we have already written the message, all you have to do is add your name and the names of the people you’d like to tell and hit send. It’s as easy as that!
Subject: Help Free the Tesco Turtles!
[name of person sending email] thought you would be interested in hearing about Viva!’s campaign to free the Tesco turtles.
This British company is selling live turtles in China – a country that has no animal welfare laws. Turtles are decapitated in-store or taken home and gutted or boiled alive by customers with no training in slaughter methods. Research has shown that there is no method of killing turtles for food that is humane. As a British business, Tesco should follow British welfare standards in all their stores. If the methods used in China were used here, Tesco would be liable to prosecution under existing animal welfare legislation.
By promoting the sale of live turtles, Tesco is putting wild populations at serious threat. Please help Viva! end this cruel and unsustainable trade in live animals immediately. Visit www.viva.org.uk/turtles to find out how just a minute of you time could stop the Tesco turtle torture.
Lastly, please forwards this email to as many friends, family and colleagues as you can. There really is power in numbers.
"Wild animals sold by Tesco are
captured, tortured and slaughtered
in the most horrible ways imaginable.
Clearly, every little hurts."
Hayley Mills, Viva! patron and star of ITV’s Wild at Heart
"Already threatened by habitat destruction and pollution, turtles now
have an unlikely but formidable foe - Tesco. It is unacceptable to allow
an animal to suffer in this manner. It is also hypocritical for a
British supermarket to sanction this kind of slaughter when Tesco's
would not allow animals to be killed in such an inhumane way in Britain."
Sanjida O'Connell, presenter of BBC's Nature's Calendar