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Rare Tortoises Are Branded to Make Them Unattractive to Poachers


Animals  (tags: poaching, rare turtles, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, animals, animaladvocates, animalwelfare )

Cal
- 192 days ago - latimes.com
In an effort to curb trade in rare species, a turtle sanctuary in Ventura County aims to mark each of the 360 ploughshare tortoises in captivity and 300 in the wild.



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Comments

Natasha Salgado (510)
Monday January 20, 2014, 4:33 pm
Let's hope it works--thx Cal
 

Alfred Donovan (44)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 1:19 am
What is the world coming to when we have to brand Tortoises and de-horn Rhinos and remove Elephant tusks in order to save them.I dispare at mans in ability to live and let live.The cruelty of these poachers is appalling.
 

Lynn Carin LadySeastar (442)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 3:11 am
Noted. Thanks, Cal! I agree, hope this will work for them.
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 3:13 am
Appeared to be ridiculous but the last resort to advocate for precious lives
 

John S. (297)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 3:15 am
Smart.
 

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 4:33 am
Sad that it has to turn to this.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 4:45 am
Sounds good
 

Leslene Dunn (72)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 4:53 am
Clearly this is what we now have to resort to in order to save our animals.
 

Frans Badenhorst (548)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 4:59 am
yes, so sad that animals must be ridiculed to be saved...........
 

Nils Anders Lunde (532)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 4:59 am
Noted
 

Chaz Berlusconi (72)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 6:07 am
thanks for sharing.. I hope that this will work what a shame one has to go to such lengths to protect animals from man's greed
 

Rhonda B. (104)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 6:11 am
thank you.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 6:21 am
A good idea!
 

Marianne R. (101)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 6:57 am
Kudos to the researchers for their good works!
 

Ruth S. (314)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 7:50 am
Its a good start.
 

Ondine J. (131)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 2:48 pm
Noted, thanks Cal
 

Gabriela Baldaia (93)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 3:10 pm
Thank you:)
 

Nimue P. (230)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 9:17 pm
Anything that will save their lives is a good thing.
 

. (0)
Tuesday January 21, 2014, 9:35 pm
𝖍𝖔𝖕𝖊 𝖎𝖙 𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐𝖘. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖈𝖆𝖑!
 

Danuta Watola (1181)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 5:16 am
noted
 

Sheila S. (62)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 11:44 am
"So far, no rare tortoise or turtle with identification markings has turned up in illegal markets monitored by law enforcement authorities, conservationists said."

 
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