(CNN)If you want to paint your nails, furniture, house, whatever — knock yourself out. But stop painting birds and turtles; they don’t need to be prettied-up.
That’s the message from Florida officials, who rescued a painted white ibis bird this week, days after they found gopher tortoises illegally covered in hues of blue and red.
In May, park officials euthanized a bison calf after tourists who thought they were rescuing it loaded it into their car at Yellowstone National Park.
Instead, the encounter led to its death.
Just last month, a crowd of onlookers snapping pictures of a mountain goat chased the animal to its death in Alaska.
Stop it, people.