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Man buys sea turtles from food market to set them free.

Discussion in 'Sea turtles' started by thehowards, Dec 9, 2015.

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  1. thehowards

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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Very happy they were saved. Very sad and mad that they are legal in some places to hunt.
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Very cool.
    I was at an Asian grocery about a year ago that sells live, soft shell turtles for food.
    I really wanted to buy them all and release them.
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    So very happy to read this!
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    Shocking to me that these are legally fished for! I'm so happy that these were saved. I hope they were healthy enough to go back, live well, and make lots of babies:) I kind of wish the seller didn't earn money for them though. I guess there was no way around it, but I just cringe to think that the seller will refilling his nicely sold "stock." ...sigh.
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    you can send them to me I love soft shell turtles

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