Friday, July 8, 2011

Stop eating them, Papua New Guinea!

Environmental Alert of the Day:
The pig-nosed turtle population in New Guinea is declining due to over-harvesting. Having learned of their existence five minutes ago, and having seen two photos -- one close-up of a blank stare and another of a bunch of females trapped -- I am now outraged on their behalf. How DARE you, people of Papua New Guinea! Your craven craving for their delicious, delicious meat and eggs is causing fewer baby pig-nosed turtles to flourish under the tropical sun!

Pig-nosed turtle lovers unite! And do send me an update of your conservation efforts!

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