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Painted tortoise found

Discussion in 'Tortoises in the News' started by Lady of the Tort Fort, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Lady of the Tort Fort

    Lady of the Tort Fort New Member

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    In The Hague, the Netherlands, a tortoise was found with its shell painted pink and yellow (article in Dutch).

    https://www.ad.nl/den-haag/schildpad-kleurrijk-gekweld-met-verf~aeeaef76/

    Summary/translation:
    The painted tortoise was found by a child and brought to the police. The police recognised the case as animal cruelty (the article's title says 'colorful torment') and spread the message that paint can cause serious health problems for the tortoise.

    The police are looking for the owner via social media and the tortoise was brought to a shelter, where it's been cleaned up and it's now doing relatively good.

    What makes the case extra cruel, is that the temperature here is just over freezing and way too cold for a tortoise to be outside if it is not provided a good place for hibernation.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Glad to see they are taking this seriously.
    If you hear they found the owners, let us know what happens.
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