Mark Robert of NASA conducted a little experiment. He placed fake turtles and snakes on the shoulder of a road and watched as 1,000 drivers past and recorded their behavior. Ninety-four percent (940) behaved the way you would expect, they just kept on driving. Sixty of the drivers swerved out of their way to run the fake animals over. Did you grasp that? These were turtles and snakes, well off the road, and these jackasses ran them over. Interesting to note that of the sixty, 89% were driving SUVs.
Enter Blake Shelton. His little twitter battle, which began with this comment,
Does anyone know if the Eastern Box Turtle is protected in Oklahoma, because if so I didn't just swerve over to the shoulder of the road to smash one…
Well, that comment has caused a twitter storm.