Its a nice story and probably we have learned a lot from experimenting on this turtle about scientific surgeries and rehab that may ultimately help humans or other animals...whom we still depend on for food.
For God’s sake, why would there be such a deluge of negativity.
I saw this as hopefully helping all medical progress and inspiring us to care for ALL the creatures of earth...not being sentimental here. But God has given us dominion over the animals, and to care for them when it is possible.
Yeah, sure, its just one turtle...but within this story is a spiritual message of compassion. Conservatives care about the environment too, perhaps more realistically, but we do have a reasonable responsibility.
Now, go ahead and flame away about how much money we spent and how people are sick , blah, blah. I would much rather spend the money on the turtle than buy another cell phone or HDTV for a welfare queen that doesn’t deserve it!
Pick a happy topic- any happy topic, then sit back and wait for the bellyaching to start. Such is the mindset of far too many people.
The cost? I invite any and all who contributed to the cost of this rehab (taxes) to step up. The rest need not apply for compensation.