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10,000 turtles found in airport luggage

Posted on Wednesday, 24 July, 2013 | Comment icon 17 comments | News tip by: kannin


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Authorities have recovered a large number of turtles being smuggled in luggage at an Indian airport.

The World Wildlife Fund consider almost all sea turtles endangered due to a combination of pollution, habitat destruction and poaching. With some animals fetching a high price on the black market there is an ever-present risk of human-driven extinction for many turtle species.

In this latest incident, two Indian nationals are being held over the illegal transportation of more than 10,000 turtles inside their suitcases. "10,043 numbers of exotic varieties of the turtles have been seized from two passengers, residents of Chennai, who were coming from China to Singapore, and landed at Kolkata airport," said assistant commissioner Nabnit Kumar.

"More than 10,000 live exotic turtles have been found in the luggage of two passengers at an Indian airport."

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Comment icon #8 Posted by Lava_Lady on 24 July, 2013, 20:37
If they were ninja turtles no-one would have been any the wiser. If they were NInja turtles the smuggler would be pizza topping and on his way to being digested...
Comment icon #9 Posted by Sundew on 25 July, 2013, 2:53
There are respectable reptiles keeper who buy only captive bred animals and many turtles are captive bred. Many thousand of Red-eared Sliders, Map Turtles, even Common Snappers, as well as more exotic species like the African Spur Thighed Tortoise are available though breeding. There is no need to take animals from the wild and also if they are rare, it may not be because they have been over hunted, it may be because they are very habitat specific and likely will do very poorly in captivity. There are some turtle breeding facilities, I believe the Atlanta Botanical Gardens is breeding rare con... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by kannin on 25 July, 2013, 14:48
well having 10,000 turtles that belong to an endangered species, thats a big chunk of that species gone, its sad to say but not all 10,000 tutrles were ment for expensive pets, its sick
Comment icon #11 Posted by pallidin on 25 July, 2013, 19:02
I think it was noticed because the luggage was pulsating and started moving on it's own. Ok, maybe not a true story(my story).
Comment icon #12 Posted by kannin on 25 July, 2013, 20:28
I think it was noticed because the luggage was pulsating and started moving on it's own. Ok, maybe not a true story(my story). your most likley right, im still trying to wrap my head around how they conceiled 10k plus turtles thats crazy! and thats alot of fudging turtles!
Comment icon #13 Posted by ancient astronaut on 26 July, 2013, 22:45
And It's quite obvious that the smuggler could care less about the effect on the species to make a quick buck.
Comment icon #14 Posted by kannin on 26 July, 2013, 23:04
And It's quite obvious that the smuggler could care less about the effect on the species to make a quick buck. isnt it truley disgusting?
Comment icon #15 Posted by kannin on 26 July, 2013, 23:29
this planet saddens me some times
Comment icon #16 Posted by jpjoe on 27 July, 2013, 0:57
Fueled by Chinese trade, again! Sickening.
Comment icon #17 Posted by kannin on 27 July, 2013, 13:19
very sickening


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