Sea Turtle Activist Murdered in Costa Rica

3 Jun

by Russ McSpadden / Earth First! Newswire

Jairo Mora Sandoval, murdered in defense of sea turtles.

Jairo Mora Sandoval, murdered in defense of sea turtles.

Jairo Mora Sandoval, a 26 year-old sea turtle conservationist and activist, was murdered late last week in Costa Rica. According to news reports from Central America, Sandoval and four other sea turtle volunteers, including three American women and a woman from Spain,  were kidnapped on Thursday,  May 30, by armed men.

Sandoval was found tied up, beaten and shot dead in the head on the beach the following day. The four volunteers had escaped or been released.

Initial reports on the police investigation point to the murders being poachers after sea turtle eggs.

Sandoval is yet another in a long list of fallen warriors murdered for defending life on Earth.


16 Responses to “Sea Turtle Activist Murdered in Costa Rica”

  1. Chandan KM at 10:25 pm #

    Reblogged this on Simply Chandan and commented:
    We call ourselves human!!!! Just for our greedy needs we kill each other ~

    • martin tickner at 5:29 pm #

      I went to Costa Rica in November and saw the turtles. Theres no limit to peoples greed and violence.

  2. Denisse at 7:00 pm #


  3. Denisse at 7:00 pm #


    • Denisse at 7:01 pm #

      Pienso qie se debe de hacer justicia ante seres poco humanos

  4. Andrea Bence at 7:31 pm #

    Tomemos conciencia ya!!!!, basta de permitir tanto horror!!!!

  5. tamara at 8:33 pm #

    desgraciados infelices..algun dia las pagaran malditos

  6. Ramon mora at 10:57 pm #

    si seguimos indiferente,nos quedaremos sin especies,tenemos que defender la vida animal,son seres como nosotros también sienten.

  7. roberto at 3:55 pm #

    despertemos de nuestro estado de adormecimiento, defendamos a nuestras especies antes de que sòlo queden fotos o videos. Defendamos la vida, toda la vida, despuès no sirve de nada lamentarnos por las especies extintas….Este joven Sandoval, tuvo seguramente los cojones de enfrentarse con alguien a quien no le convenia economicamente la defensa que èl hacia por las tortugas, espero justicia, y que empaz descanse. Muriò con la satisfacciòn, de no haber pasado en vano por este mundo, su encarnaciòn, valiò la pena!!!!!………

  8. rosa at 6:03 pm #

    Nadie merece morir por defender s los seres vivos sehan animales ,humanos.

  9. christian segura at 10:24 am #


  10. Juan Eduardo at 10:08 pm #

    As a man who lives in Costa Rica half of each year, I can assure you that assaults against Gringos (especially) has increased dramatically in the past few years, with half the cases not being reported, as the police do nothing anyway. Many expats have left Costa Rica in the past few years, and now rent out their homes. Costa Rica is no longer the so called Happiest place on earth.

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