Vietnamese men caught having 101 dead sea turtles
September 3, 2008 9:33am CST
I saw on the news yesterday that there were 13 Vietnamese Nationals arrested for having 101 DEAD SEA TURTLES in their possession. This happened off the coast of Palawan, Philippines. I was just to angry with what I've seen. Sea turtles are already among endangered species and there I saw a mound of dead sea turtles. Those men are heartless for killing such defenseless creatures. Here are some facts about sea turtles. 1. Among 100 newly hatched sea turtles, only one has a high chance of survival. 2. It takes 25 years for them to be able to copulate and multiply.
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3 Sep 08
Hi there tidgea! When I saw this in the news last night, I was really furious. I felt so bad that this kind of things happen. Considering that these sea turtles are among the endangered species, I really felt very bad. We make sure that they are protected and yet, people from other places enter our shores and do such unacceptable behavior. I hope the government will do something about this.
• United States
3 Sep 08
I did not see this on the news, but reading this makes me so mad. It hurts me when people do not realize the precious nature of what we have on the planet, and when they willingly kill that which is already dwindling in numbers. I grew up with a pet turtle, and have always loved the animals. I hope these people are punished harshly for this transgression on our planet.