Buy a toy, not a turtle.
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ is scheduled for release June 3, and American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) is on the case. ATR is asking parents to avoid the turtle-buying impulse and purchase a toy instead. According to ATR, “After a brief period, usually a day or two, of caring for a turtle, most children become bored and lose interest. Parents will realize that frequent tank cleaning is not their cup of tea, and either neglect the turtle until it dies, toss them in a pond or river or cart them off to the nearest animal shelter or turtle rescue.”