To answer your last question
Most humans are not deserving. Also there exists many places for humans to receive help if they choose to ask; animals have little. I agree comparing to a DUI is a huge stretch; and being at the helm of evolution we have choices an animal should only be killed for meat and protection, anything else is poaching. We have no idea what happen to this turtle, and will never know unless someone is dumb enough to confess. I hope that someone did not kill this animal just for the head, it makes me sick to think that humans can be so cruel. So I am going to think the best and assume he died naturally and some idiot stumbled upon him.
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