Turtles Crossing The Road – Or Trying To Anyway

December 31, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

David DiSalvo wrote about the plight of turtles trying to cross roads:

  • In an experiment with a rubber turtle, one researcher found that a surprising number of motorists would specifically swerve their vehicle to run over the turtle.
  • Anecdotal evidence suggests that the majority of people who engage in this practice are male.
  • The need to run over small defenceless animals with thousand pound motor vehicles is likely why some species of turtles are endangered.

Read more about the experiment, its findings, and what experts have to say about it, over here.

Source: Forbes