"WHILE PEOPLE MAY BELIEVE THAT SOCIAL MEDIA HELPS TURTLES, IT ACTUALLY IN NO WAY DOES"
Lord_JABARR, 6th - Oakland, CA
For a long time now, sea turtles have been an endangered species. Sadly, one of if not the most problematic reason for the sea turtle’s collective demise is human beings. I doubt there is anyone who is clueless about the plummeting sea turtle population. Sea turtles are dying, and it's our fault. Whether it’s because of how much we dump our plastic into their homes, or even the people who wait every year for the turtles to come back to their home beach to lay their young, then they kill the adults and take the eggs. On social media, there are people who spread awareness and think they are helping to save these cuties, but at the same time there are people who do the action of saving turtles. Thousands of turtles are killed by pollution every year. What are the people on social media doing to stop this? Take Seaworld Orlando for example they help in many ways!
Sea turtles are a special kind of animal, and a special one that’s worth rescuing. There are people who care deeply about the well-being of all sea turtles, like the employees of Seaworld Orlando. At Seaworld, they take in sick and/or injured . People call there in order to get the turtles into Seaworld it’s kind of like 9-1-1 for sea turtles. Sea turtles often mistake plastic bags for jellyfish and suffocate themselves.
#Save The Turtles is trending, but just saying something doesn’t always mean you are actively helping that cause. While people like the employees of Seaworld Orlando are helping the turtles pulling those plastic straws out of their noses, but like Seaworld, social media in some ways helps spread the word of the turtles current situation. Still there are jokes made about turtles and their deaths to straws even though their situation isn’t something to joke about.
Seaworld Orlando isn’t as known while #Save The Turtles is trending, but which of these things are helping the turtles? Seaworld is pretty much healing turtles and making them suitable to go back in the ocean even after their injury. While social media is super popular, everyone has some account, but they really don’t do much. So which one is better? Something that helps turtles by healing their injuries, or something that shows people just talking about saving the turtles--not actually doing it. Still people continue making fun of them for death by plastic straws? I don't think that this should be something that is admired.
Students 6th-12th Grades