a. BP's burning turtles alive, some are from a rare species.
b. What are the long-term prospects for cleaned animals? Is it better for the animals to simply put them down immediately?

By no stretch am I an environmentalist, but I am growing increasingly frustrated at the way this disaster has been unfolding.

I am disappointed by the companies not having a back up plan at the ready.

I am disappointed by the government. The president has not done much at all--so far not much talk of new regulations, safeties, or closer inspections. The last I heard, local governments are not allowed to get together their own clean up activities.

The bright side is that perhaps this can be converted into a wake-up call to get people to think about their decisions and the environment.