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Posted 7/15/15

BlueOni wrote:

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.


My thoughts exactly!

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pirththee wrote:

Unfortunate ,hopefully a large number don't die from stress.I suspect poverty is a larger culprit than poachers.


^^This, overall poachers are no different from any other capitalist, just trying to feed themselves the best way they can.
Posted 7/15/15
Warehouse turtles make terrible soup
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_prey wrote:

Warehouse turtles make terrible soup


I'd never try turtle soup period. It's terrible that some people would want to eat an endangered species.
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RedRupture wrote:

Nice I wonder how much money it takes to take care of all those turtles


I would guess at least $10 a week or two in food minimum per turtle plus maybe $10 per turtle cost of building some enclosure.

Rough guess would be $76,000 initial first week cost + $38,000 per week or two. So, not very cheap. Good thing most animal care places get donations to help offset the cost. Since they are endangered the government will probably pay for it 100% themselves so that they can brag that they kept a species alive.
Posted 7/16/15

rabbitofcaerbannog wrote:


_prey wrote:

Warehouse turtles make terrible soup


I'd never try turtle soup period. It's terrible that some people would want to eat an endangered species.


Do endangered species taste any different than normal species.. i wonder
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