Turtle Attached to Balloons Released in a Prank - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
Witnesses in Oceanside, California were shocked and horrified to see that someone had tied a turtle to a bunch of balloons and let it go. The balloons got stuck in a tree and a local resident speaks of the turtle stating, “He was just swinging his arms trying to get out of it. Somebody had taped him to the balloons”. Just as the fire department was getting ready to free the turtle, a heavy wind blew him to the ground and he was thankfully unharmed. The turtle is being held at the humane society while an investigation is underway to find out who committed the act.
Authorities around the world are cracking down on cases of animal abuse.
In a report from last year, a South African man was found guilty of animal cruelty after keeping frogs in plastic drinking bottles and then selling them as bait for fishing. The National Council of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals spokesperson said “We hail the outcome as it is the first time we have won a case for cruelty against frogs”.