Southeast Asia’s Unquenchable Appetite For Turtles To Eat

India has reported its largest-ever wildlife haul. On Jan. 11, the police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) recovered over 6,000 freshwater turtles from poachers who planned to smuggle them to southeast Asia. The rescued reptiles weigh 4.4 tonnes in all and were found stuffed in 140 jute bags at a smuggler’s…

via In India’s biggest wildlife haul, 6,000 turtles were seized en route to southeast Asia — Quartz

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