by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Home.

naomicampbell.jpgAfter proclaiming her undying love for the fur industry, Naomi Campbell is moving on to developing a casino “to attract the world’s top men” in Kenya and simultaneously upset the eco-system of some rare turtles. Is there anything she can’t do to make the world a shittier place? From the article,

“The supermodel Naomi Campbell has shocked conservationists over plans for a hotel and casino complex on a coastal sanctuary for turtles in Kenya. Protesters say that the scheme in the Indian Ocean resort town of Malindi, put forward by the supermodel and her former boyfriend Flavio Briatore, will wreck years of work to save endangered marine life.

Three species, the green turtle, the hawksbill and the olive ridley, come ashore in Malindi and nearby Watamu Bay to nest and lay their eggs. Two other species, the leatherhead and loggerhead turtles, migrate through Kenyan waters en route from South Africa to the Maldives and Seychelles.”

Conservationists argue that turtles  are easily disorientated by artificial lights and noise, such as loud music, and can walk away from the sea and perish. Plans to build the six-star 40-apartment casino within the marine park would be in breach of local planning regulations. So far, Campbell remains focused on the project and is ignoring pleas to setup shop elsewhere.

Alas. All in a day’s work.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Andrea

    I’m sure she’ll figure out a way to turn those turtle shells into a fashion accessory.

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  • Christina

    This is completely disgusting and unacceptable. Does anyone know if there’s a campaign set up by anyone to fight this? how about mailing her agency? That’s what I’m doing anyway. Better than nothing. I hope others do likewise. What makes her think that she can turn a beautiful marine sanctuary into her personal playground? What a vile odious spoilt bitch.
    Sorry, I just feel so angry about this.