Listen as Compassionate Pilots Refuse to Commit Turtle Murder

06.30.11 Bucky Turco

An American Airlines pilot could have easily ran over a turtle that was obstructing his takeoff at JFK Airport during takeoff yesterday and avoided any delays, but when he was given the option to have it removed by an air traffic controller, he light heartedly responded: “Suuure.”

Other pilots then began to chime in the positions of other slow moving terrapins that were crossing the runway, all of which were removed without incident. You can listen to their official sounding empathy below: