Tell China to Stop Massacring Turtles in Foreign Waters!

Tell China to Stop Massacring Turtles in Foreign Waters!

Tell China to Stop Massacring Turtles in Foreign Waters!

Tell China to Stop Massacring Turtles in Foreign Waters!

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In Kalimantan, Indonesia, one of the world’s premier Turtle nestling habitats, the age-old creatures, my favorite animal, were making a comeback. Years of diligent work by local and international NGOs in cooperation with fisherman and Government were having an impact.

The Turtles were coming back! 

Then, suddenly, their numbers began falling again. And activists couldn’t figure out why. They were doing everything right – using new technology to ensure fish nets don’t accidentally capture Turtles, community monitoring of hatch sites, strict control of trade. 

Now, we know why.

Taiwan coastguards seized more than 2,500 protected turtles bound for dinner plates in China, officials said Sunday, calling it the biggest smuggling case of its kind they had ever seen.

Coastguards discovered the 2,626 rare turtles — 1,180 Asian yellow pond turtles and 1,446 yellow-lined box turtles — in a container on board a vessel in Kaohsiung, a port in the south of Taiwan, on Saturday.

These Turtles are being stolen from the waters of nearby Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam, all countries with stunning biodiversity. That is why Kalimantan was seeing such a drop in Turtle counts, despite years of hard work to protect Turtles.

This can’t go on. Sign this petition and call on the Chinese Government to enforce global laws on its fishermen, so that they cannot cross into international waters and hunt Turtles. Hundreds are already calling, but we need more. Way More. To ensure that China feels global pressure and listens.

Otherwise, its only a matter of time before another illegal boat is found with hundreds of endangered Turtles.

Turtle Beaten to Death By Golf Club (and Tort-time continues to be disgusted by humanity)

If you have information about this abuse, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Emergency Tip Line: 1-800-TIPWDNR

(The following is by Josh Wolford at WebProNews Article is available here includes graphic photos of the abuse)

A female snapping turtle found severely beaten in a sand bunker of a Delavan, Wisconsin golf course has died from her injuries.

Authorities believe that the turtle was probably attempting to lay her eggs in the bunker when she was beaten with what appears to be a golf club. Investigators are currently searching for the eggs, but have so far been unsuccessful.

“It happened at the Delbrook Golf Course in Delavan on June 10 between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. The female turtle, looking for a place to lay her eggs, was found lying in the sand in a bunker with holes in its shell. It was also struck in the right eye, a wound which appeared to have been from a golf club,” said the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in a Facebook update.

The turtle was supposed to undergo surgery, which was to give her a 40%-60% chance of survival. Sadly, the turtle died before that was possible.

The Global Conservation Group, Wisconsin’s largest animal rights organization, has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible. And PETA hasreportedly pledged an additional $5,000.

The photos of the turtle, post-attack, are pretty brutal. According to the people at the Pineview Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, the turtle (aged 10-13) was just too banged up to survive. Not only did the turtle sustain multiple gouges to its shell, but also sustained a severe blow to the head.

What the hell, people?

If you have information about this abuse, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Emergency Tip Line: 1-800-TIPWDNR

 

Turtle Beaten to Death By Golf Club (and Tort-time continues to be disgusted by humanity)

If you have information about this abuse, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Emergency Tip Line: 1-800-TIPWDNR

(The following is by Josh Wolford at WebProNews Article is available here includes graphic photos of the abuse)

A female snapping turtle found severely beaten in a sand bunker of a Delavan, Wisconsin golf course has died from her injuries.

Authorities believe that the turtle was probably attempting to lay her eggs in the bunker when she was beaten with what appears to be a golf club. Investigators are currently searching for the eggs, but have so far been unsuccessful.

“It happened at the Delbrook Golf Course in Delavan on June 10 between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. The female turtle, looking for a place to lay her eggs, was found lying in the sand in a bunker with holes in its shell. It was also struck in the right eye, a wound which appeared to have been from a golf club,” said the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in a Facebook update.

The turtle was supposed to undergo surgery, which was to give her a 40%-60% chance of survival. Sadly, the turtle died before that was possible.

The Global Conservation Group, Wisconsin’s largest animal rights organization, has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible. And PETA hasreportedly pledged an additional $5,000.

The photos of the turtle, post-attack, are pretty brutal. According to the people at the Pineview Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, the turtle (aged 10-13) was just too banged up to survive. Not only did the turtle sustain multiple gouges to its shell, but also sustained a severe blow to the head.

What the hell, people?

If you have information about this abuse, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Emergency Tip Line: 1-800-TIPWDNR

 

Security guard Les Thompson is responsible for saving this beautiful Brisbane short-neck turtle after a group of children placed it in the road to watch it get run over by a car. 

(Source: 7pm TV News QLD)

Hearing the children yelling he went to inspect the area and noticed the turtle bleeding with a cracked shell. He rushed it to the  local RSPCA just in the nick of time. 

RSPCA spokesman Michael Beattie says there is often a spike in animal cruelty during school holidays.

“Incidents such as this are just really depressing and to be honest animal cruelty that starts at an early age is a very worrying thing to lead into your future life,” he added.

Mr. Thompson was rightfully horrified by the incident. “It is concerning, especially when you get eight to 12-year-olds wanting to put wildlife on the road and have it run over for sheer pleasure – that is just so wrong.”

The turtle is considered extremely lucky to be on the road to a full recovery and has been named ‘Security Les’ after his rescuer. 

Watch the video of this incredible turtle, now looking bright eyed and ready to take over the world, scars and all. 

Security guard Les Thompson is responsible for saving this beautiful Brisbane short-neck turtle after a group of children placed it in the road to watch it get run over by a car. 

(Source: 7pm TV News QLD)

Hearing the children yelling he went to inspect the area and noticed the turtle bleeding with a cracked shell. He rushed it to the  local RSPCA just in the nick of time. 

RSPCA spokesman Michael Beattie says there is often a spike in animal cruelty during school holidays.

“Incidents such as this are just really depressing and to be honest animal cruelty that starts at an early age is a very worrying thing to lead into your future life,” he added.

Mr. Thompson was rightfully horrified by the incident. “It is concerning, especially when you get eight to 12-year-olds wanting to put wildlife on the road and have it run over for sheer pleasure – that is just so wrong.”

The turtle is considered extremely lucky to be on the road to a full recovery and has been named ‘Security Les’ after his rescuer. 

Watch the video of this incredible turtle, now looking bright eyed and ready to take over the world, scars and all. 

This Russian tortoise, found abandoned in Orinda, now has a new home

Sick animal cruelty but at least this little guy has a happy ending! Here is his heartbreaking story:

Morris: Abused, abandoned turtle reminds us animal cruelty still with us

Dear Joan: I found a turtle in front of Mechanics Bank in Orinda last week. In the gutter.

He was in a black plastic bag tied in a knot. He managed to claw holes so he could walk and breath.

I have him with me at work. I believe he is someone’s pet. He was either stolen or they were trying to dispose of him. So sad.

He is really cute and I want him to find a good home, but most of all I think the word should get out that animal cruelty still is alive.

Concerned

Orinda

Dear Concerned: I can’t abide the cruelty that humans do to each other, and when it is directed at helpless animals, it just breaks my heart over and over again.

How can the person who did that live with him or herself? Do they care that the turtle could have been run over or worse, left to die a slow, painful death?

Thank goodness you saw him and saved him from that fate.

Now for the happy ending. The turtle, which turned out to be a Russian tortoise, has a new home with someone who will love him as he should be loved.

To see a picture of tortoise the day he was rescued, go to www.pinterest.com/gardenjoan and check out the Bay Area Critters board.

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This Russian tortoise, found abandoned in Orinda, now has a new home

Sick animal cruelty but at least this little guy has a happy ending! Here is his heartbreaking story:

Morris: Abused, abandoned turtle reminds us animal cruelty still with us

Dear Joan: I found a turtle in front of Mechanics Bank in Orinda last week. In the gutter.

He was in a black plastic bag tied in a knot. He managed to claw holes so he could walk and breath.

I have him with me at work. I believe he is someone’s pet. He was either stolen or they were trying to dispose of him. So sad.

He is really cute and I want him to find a good home, but most of all I think the word should get out that animal cruelty still is alive.

Concerned

Orinda

Dear Concerned: I can’t abide the cruelty that humans do to each other, and when it is directed at helpless animals, it just breaks my heart over and over again.

How can the person who did that live with him or herself? Do they care that the turtle could have been run over or worse, left to die a slow, painful death?

Thank goodness you saw him and saved him from that fate.

Now for the happy ending. The turtle, which turned out to be a Russian tortoise, has a new home with someone who will love him as he should be loved.

To see a picture of tortoise the day he was rescued, go to www.pinterest.com/gardenjoan and check out the Bay Area Critters board.

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