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Protect Oklahoma's Turtles From Slaughter

Common snapping turtle

Oklahoma allows trappers to collect unlimited numbers of eight turtle species from private land to sell as pets or on Asian markets as food and traditional medicine.

This level of trapping is devastating turtle populations that are already threatened by habitat destruction, water pollution and road traffic. So the Center has requested that the state of Oklahoma completely ban for-profit exploitation of the state's turtles.

Our advocacy has successfully led to states across the country restricting turtle trapping, preventing further declines of these vulnerable animals.

Fight for turtles -- using the form on this page, tell state wildlife officials you strongly support the Center's proposed ban on commercial trapping of Oklahoma's turtles.

Please take action by June 1, 2017.

Photo of common snapping turtle by Dakota L./Wikimedia.

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