Teens charged in killing of gopher tortoise

Orange Park girls abuse and kill gopher tortoiseWe at Clay Humane are inspired by the overwhelming public outcry for justice in response to the horrific tortoise torture video posted online on Tuesday, July 15, by the two Orange Park, FL teens. We share your outrage and your call for justice. We know that this case is now in the capable hands of the State Attorney's Office and are confident that appropriate penalties will be applied. Clay Humane does not, however, support nor encourage behavior or language that is threatening or calling for violence against the individuals involved in this case. As a humane community, we should all hope that these young women receive the help that they clearly need and that our legal system works to ensure that. Again, thank you for your help in bringing this intolerable cruelty to light, and please, continue to give a voice to those who haven't one. Anyone with information is asked to call the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or text Tip@Myfwc.com.

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