Kennedys’ sea turtle rescue violated federal law, officials say

Federal officials say two members of the Kennedy family who thought they were doing a good deed by freeing an entangled sea turtle actually violated federal law.

The Kennedys freed the leatherback turtle from a buoy line wrapped around its head and fins.

Bullard tells the Cape Cod Times the rescue was a violation of the Endangered Species Act. He says only the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies is certified to handle turtles.


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