so one wants to make sure in general that as many eggs hatch as possible and then let nature take over."
For the record, I don't mind one bit that they're helping a turtle out; everyone needs a hobby.
What bugs the hell out of me is in the same sentence, they claim that nature should take it's course uninterrupted, but only after they're done playing God. It's arrogant to the extreme, and it's quite obvious the article is an editorial/emotional piece to make people feel bad for not feeling bad.
And then, they go on to say (again in one sentence) that the turtle doesn't really know what's going on, but that they think it does because it.... thanks them? Gives them a high five? No.... it lays it's eggs like it normally would.
And the best part of all: most eggs won't hatch because other animals will eat them.
The epitome of ecological arrogance.