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Tortoise, 98, Smuggled From Gallipoli in First World War Outlives Owner -Even a Tortoise Has Rights

Offbeat  (tags: animalrights, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, animals, protection, society, humans, off-beat )

- 1876 days ago -
Blake the tortoise, who is approaching his 100th birthday, was plucked from the beaches of the deadly 1916 battle, in Turkey, by a British serviceman as shells rained overhead. A retired tortoise breeder has launched a bid to return the pet to the beaches

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Tim C (2420)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:40 am

Silvia Gonzalez (37)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:13 am

Sertap Çalışkan (44)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:34 am

Sandi C (98)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:08 am

Suzanne L (99)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 11:21 am
Incredibly interesting story of how Blake ended up in England and the people he's lived with. I hope someone will come forward to give him a home because he's an old guy and might not do too well if returned to the wild. He's probably a pretty easy-going fellow to have around. Thanks Julie

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Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:11 pm
Oh if this animal could only talk.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:52 am
If he's geriatric and needs TLC why would you want to return him to the wild? He won't survive a year out there. Give him to a loving home and let him spend his final days in peace. He's a war veteran too.
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