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3000+ Endangered Turtles Saved
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Posted 7/14/15

Last month, turtle experts thought there were fewer than 3,000 Philippine forest turtles left in the world. They were shocked when they found 3,800 more — stacked on top of each other in a cement tank in a Chinese-owned Philippine warehouse.

The thousands of turtles had no visible access to water, and a myriad of injuries and illnesses. Rick Hudson, president of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), said the discovery was "shocking" and "a nightmare" in an email to supporters.



These rescued turtles, which were all wild-caught, had been snatched from their forest homes by an organized syndicate of poachers. "Due to the fact that some of them were so emaciated and in such bad shape, we suspect that some of them were there for up to six months," Hudson said, adding that they were headed for turtle farms in China.


https://www.thedodo.com/turtle-rescue-palawan-philippines-1242446059.html



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Posted 7/14/15 , edited 7/15/15
So they found a number of turtles in a single storage unit exceeding the estimated global population by roughly a third? That would be like suddenly finding about 10 billion more human beings that just came out of nowhere.

Anyway, hopefully the poor things can get back to good health and be taken wherever they need to go soon.
Posted 7/15/15
Mmm... Yum.
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Posted 7/15/15 , edited 7/16/15
And this is why I detest poachers...
Hunt deer or boar to your hearts content, but don't destroy something with so little life left...
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Posted 7/15/15 , edited 7/16/15
OMG ALL POACHERS MUST BE ELIMINATED
Especially the ones in Africa, killing the elephants for their ivory,
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I Hope those turtles can have a grand time now
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Posted 7/15/15

Hikaigin wrote:

OMG ALL POACHERS MUST BE ELIMINATED
Especially the ones in Africa, killing the elephants for their ivory,


There was an old story about some user from 4chan suggesting about making Fake Ivory from 3D printers and putting them on the black market.

Now that that scam leaked the price gone down, and now less people are hunting Elephants.
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Posted 7/15/15

Biggle wrote:


Hikaigin wrote:

OMG ALL POACHERS MUST BE ELIMINATED
Especially the ones in Africa, killing the elephants for their ivory,


There was an old story about some user from 4chan suggesting about making Fake Ivory from 3D printers and putting them on the black market.

Now that that scam leaked the price gone down, and now less people are hunting Elephants.

i doubt it. Fake plastic tusks can be easily detected, like pyrite and gold.
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Posted 7/15/15
Turtles T_T Y U DO DIS TO MY FAVORITE ANIMAL.
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Posted 7/15/15
Unfortunate ,hopefully a large number don't die from stress.I suspect poverty is a larger culprit than poachers.
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Posted 7/15/15
That's a lot of turtles.
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Posted 7/15/15
What, were they going to make the Guinness World Record for biggest turtle soup?
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Posted 7/15/15

Hikaigin wrote:

OMG ALL POACHERS MUST BE ELIMINATED
Especially the ones in Africa, killing the elephants for their ivory,


You don't take out the poachers you target the source ( ignorant Asians who believe in voodoo magic )
Posted 7/15/15
aliens took them
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Posted 7/15/15
Nice I wonder how much money it takes to take care of all those turtles
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