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BRAZIL -- Amazon Turtles - Illegal Protein for the Poor, Delicacy for the Rich

Animals  (tags: wildlife trade, illegal, killing, world, wildlife, wildanimals, slaughter, protection, AnimalWelfare, animalwelfare, animals, animalcruelty )

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"Many people lie" about the common practice of poaching turtles to eat or sell, said a man renowned for his fishing skills who lives on the banks of the Xingu river in Brazil'...


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pam w (139)
Monday December 19, 2011, 8:22 pm
There are HUGE areas of Asia which have been scoured by the Chinese collectors....they'll eat anything and everything! Countless species are being lost. It's disgusting.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 19, 2011, 8:53 pm
Good to know. Thanks for sharing.

William K (308)
Monday December 19, 2011, 8:59 pm
One law for the rich and another for the poor.

Patricia E G (52)
Monday December 19, 2011, 10:33 pm
What a Conundrum....

irene davis (74)
Monday December 19, 2011, 11:08 pm
Pretty sad

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 12:14 am
One law for the rich and another for the poor. SO TRUE WILLIAM

W. C (7)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 10:28 am
Thank you.

Robert O (12)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 10:54 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 11:27 am
Very Sad, thank you for sharing.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 12:22 pm
Very sad.

jennifer t (41)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 1:28 pm
Impose a descent penalty for these animal killing scum ie only the death penalty will surfice and will fix this problem instantaniously

Shirley H (49)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 2:16 pm
I had no idea this trade is going on. Very sad news - is there any animal safe ?
Shirley H.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 2:43 pm
What happens to turtles there is not a new story. ,In the Comore islands, for example, although they are protected, there is no one to enforce the law. So poachers come at night, kill the turtles and take all their eggs. This is how species disappear in no time.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 4:55 pm
I hope the rich choke on every bite they take.

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:25 pm
Very Sadly noted.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 9:05 pm

Danuta W (1251)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 2:28 am

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 6:04 am
Its always the same rich get everything they want and the poor get nothing and the animals end-up suffering!

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 1:27 pm
Thanks again Cal.

Sybil Sable (0)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 9:41 am

Yvonne F (181)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 10:33 am
There must be alternatives for the poor. But the rich should pay the fines! The inequalities of the world have no limits! Sad! Thanks fro posting this great article!

Dianne D (490)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 11:36 pm
Once the turtles are gone, they are gone forever. We need fewer humans in this world and more animals.
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