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Snapperfest is held at Campshore Campgrounds at
8548 State Road 56, Aurora, IN.
Snapper Turtles are cold blooded reptiles that have very strong jaws
that can pinch and sever human fingers. They are also capable of
being very flexible with its head. This makes handling them very
dangerous due to it's incredible reach with it's beak-like jaws.
Because many of them sustain pain and trauma at Snapperfest it is
suggested by many animal rights activists that many of the turtles
die a painful slow death.
Looking into Indiana law, we find:
See Fox19's shameful display of journalism as they whitewash the
animal abuse and portray the event as family friendly fun. They
intentionally censor out the scenes of animal torture to appease the
owners of Campshore Campground and the coordinators of Snapperfest.
Information Maintained by the Office of Code Revision Indiana
Legislative Services Agency
Chapter 3. Offenses Relating to Animals...
...Purchase or possession of animals for contests
Sec. 8. A person who knowingly or intentionally purchases or
possesses an animal for the purpose of using the animal in an animal
contest commits a Class D felony.
As added by P.L.193-1987, SEC.11. Amended by P.L.171-2007,
(2) "Beat" means to unnecessarily or cruelly strike an animal, or to
throw the animal against an object causing the animal to suffer
severe pain or injury. The term does not include reasonable training
or disciplinary techniques.
(3) "Mutilate" means to wound, injure, maim, or disfigure an animal
by irreparably damaging the animal's body parts or to render any
part of the animal's body useless.
Click to see my call to Anheuser Busch (owners of Budweiser) about
their sponsorship of animal abuse. I do not believe them when they
say they had nothing to do with the event.
Click here to see the World Animal Awareness Society's report on
this event. If you have the means please donate a few dollars
towards their work. A link to their donation page is on this