I was sent this inspiring CNN story about Trinidadian woman Susan Lakhan Baptiste yesterday, and just had to share it with you bellas and fellas. I love animals, and I have so much respect for animal lovers and activists. Susan Lakhan Baptiste has made it her life’s mission to protect the endangered leatherback turtles that come to nest on Trinidad’s Matura Beach. In case you’ve never heard of a leatherback turtle, it’s the largest of all living sea turtles, the only surviving species of its genus, and they can live to be 150 years old.
Susan makes me so proud as a fellow Trini, and as a fellow animal lover. Next time I visit home, I hope it’s during nesting season. Regretfully, I’ve never been to Matura Beach to witness this amazing natural phenomenon. I hope to rectify that soon! Big respect to you, Susan Lakhan Baptiste — keep on fighting the good fight!