VICTORY!! For the last four years, Plight of the Hermies volunteers have tabled at the Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge–an annual event in which sensitive hermit crabs are subjected to crowds and loud music as they are forced to “race”–with information on why you should never buy one of these delicate wild animals. We’ve educated hundreds on how to care for hermit crabs they’ve already bought, who, without our help, would likely perish in tiny cages within months.
We are thrilled to announce that we have just confirmed that this year, this terrifying event has been permanently canceled because of low participation. This is a major step forward for these intelligent little beings. We want to give a MAJOR thank you to everyone who helped win this victory! We will continue to advocate for the hermies until our boardwalks are no longer are filled with cages.