Okay, do you see these?

 

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it's a plastic straw! how cute, right? Look, he comes in little unique—
WRONG.
THIS LITTLE FELLA?
IT COULD RESULT IN A SEA TURTLE'S DEATH.
You see, I’m a volunteer at my local aquarium. As part of our training, we select a certain animal we'd like to study and/or run it's information station. I happened to pick sea turtles (with my best friend, of course).
So, we were briefed on basic facts on what to tell them. And sea turtles, being oblivious, eat not just plastic bags, but plastic straws as well, mistaking them for food. A lot of animals do this, actually.
A lot of people have gotten into the boycott of plastic straws. If you're eating out, ask for a drink with no straw. If you're getting a soda at a restaurant, get no straw. Any time/place you are offered a straw, say no. Doing just that can save a sea turtle's life.
It's really sad to see how consumers have affected sea wildlife. I just want the best for this world, and that's why I’m asking for everyone's help.
So, don't use straws. It's as simple as that.
Thank you and goodnight *drops microphone and walks off*
*awkwardly walks back in and picks up* these things cost money I ain’t risking that

 

sorry if this comes off as harsh but I am passionate about saving sea turtles, mods please let this through

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I'm really inspired by the fact that you took the time to write this

 

its going to make drinking milk tea harder though, lol. It'll probably get me some odd looks and create a mess but next time I go drink milk tea, I'll wait until I get home, stab it through with a toothpick or something, and pour it into a separate cup. That way I won't have to use a straw, right?

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It's nice to see someone so passionate about saving sea turtles, and I'll definitely try to avoid using straws. (I barely use them anyway, so that shouldn't be a problem)

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Instead of throwaway plastic straws, use reuseable straws that you can wash out! And recyle.

 

 

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I'll try. It'll be pretty hard to avoid straws, but I'll try. I do not want to be the one that kills a sea turtle. 

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In my fam we reuse straws for about a month, since we rarely ever buy them

 

But of course I'll help with this! I'll tell my parents about this, and my friends too

 

SPREAD THE WORD AROUND GUYS

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Reusable straws are available on Amazon, they have cleaning tools included and everything!

Also, try to not use plastic bags. Sea turtles, with their bad eye sight, think that plastic bags are jellyfish D: 

so LET'S SAVE THE TURTLES

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I'm really happy that you wrote this. It's really cool to see someone passionate about saving nature. I'm going to try and convince my family to buy the reusable ones.

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I normally don’t use straws, but I will make an effort to use them even less than I do now. 

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THANK YOU EVERYONE OFFERING TO GIVE UP STRAWS

actually, San Juan itself has gone on a pledge to restrain from using straws

SPREAD THE WORD WITH YOUR LOVED ONES, THANK YOU

MY AQUARIUM WILL BE HAPPY TO HEAR THIS

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aw look it's so cute- NO. NO STRAWS. 

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Save the sea turtles! One time in school my group was trying to save polar bears from water warming. 

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save a sea turtle's life by not using one of these

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It's a pretty bad representation of a sea turtle and a straw

 

 

 

 

 

DON'T DO STRAWS!!

 

 

Guys we should make more threads so more forumers see this.

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If this is true I’ve killed like five sea turtles last week 

 

wow that is bad

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My family always reuses our plastic straws, but I'll be sure to do so while eating out!

Thankfully, my favorite restaurant uses paper straws.

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I'll ask my mom to buy some reusable straws! Since you need a straw to drink boba, it'd be better to use a reusable straw then

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argh no that sea turtle was supposed to look like this:

 

 

 

 

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BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! BOYCOTT STRAWS! 

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I JUST WANTED TO SAVE TURTLES I'M GLAD YOU'RE ALL SUPPORTING IT :”D

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According to the Shedd Aquarium, Americans throw out 500 million straws a day. 

 

I am all for helping sea turtles. My second grade teacher actually made a whole unit on sea turtles, and our class adopted two loggerhead turtles. Recently, I found a video where some researchers found a sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nostril, and at first they thought it was a worm. Of course, they pulled it out, causing the turtle to bleed, and so that's why I love sea turtles and would love to volunteer at an aquarium, but I live in Missouri so...

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A few years ago my Girl Scout troop made a presentation and got a shop's permission to put it in front of their store. We talked to people about how plastic hurt sea turtles (too bad no one in my troop is very good at public speaking XD), and gave out free reusable bags that we made (but a lot of people avoided us because they thought we were selling cookies).

 

My family uses reusable bags, and we don't use straws very often, but I'll try not to use any (or as few as possible) from now on.

 

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How doy make the lines like that? That is so amazing!

 

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Thank you for telling people about why to save sea turtles because I also love animals too.

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Instead of straws people could have just used the hard reusuable ones or just sip the cup.

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first of all, thanks for the info. i will try to use plastic straws less!

second of all, i need to know how to make those straws!

third of all, im not sure i can say plastic straws are cute... but  still! thanks for this!

SAVE THE TURTLES! 

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I think you can ask the boba place to just not put the plastic wrap on in the first place, to make things a bit easier for you. Also... do straws have one hole or two?

 

(Thank you for being the valiant protector of sea turtles. I think the human race’s unmatchable power and unmatchable ignorance will eventually destroy many natural beauties we can never get back, but it’s nice to see some people appreciate and protect what life still exists.)

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