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Man Buys Turtles From Food Market And Releases Them Back To The Sea
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Man Buys Turtles From Food Market And Releases Them Back To The Sea

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Two lovely sea turtles meant to end up as a fine meal in Papua New Guinea were luckily spared. Arron Culling and his co-worker Mark bought them from a local food market and released them back to where they belong – the sea.

“Found these at the local market,” Culling wrote on Facebook on Friday. “Got them for 50 bucks drove 5km up the road and let them go.” These aren’t the first turtles that Culling and his co-worker have saved. They’ve already rescued about 10.

There’re seven different species of sea turtles in the world and nearly all of them are endangered because marine turtle fishing is still legal in most areas.

More info: Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

“Found these at the local market”

“Got them for 50 bucks drove 5km up the road and let them go”

These aren’t the first turtles that Culling and his co-worker have saved

They’ve already rescued about 10!

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Herbert Nenenger
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It really bothers me, too. Here in the U.S., we have people that pick up the stuff you can see so it "looks" nice; however, there are billions of tons of trash floating around in the ocean that turtles are much more likely to get hung up on. That's worse.

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BenjaminGarrett
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice idea, but whether the turtles are eaten, kept as pets, or released doesn't change the fact that you're still buying from that trade and sustaining it. If this is meant to work towards ending turtle fishing, then it might not be the best solution.

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DebraMoore
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Better than doing nothing at all, yes? I did the same thing when in Belize and never thought of it as anything other than getting the animals back out to sea.

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Herbert Nenenger
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It really bothers me, too. Here in the U.S., we have people that pick up the stuff you can see so it "looks" nice; however, there are billions of tons of trash floating around in the ocean that turtles are much more likely to get hung up on. That's worse.

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BenjaminGarrett
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice idea, but whether the turtles are eaten, kept as pets, or released doesn't change the fact that you're still buying from that trade and sustaining it. If this is meant to work towards ending turtle fishing, then it might not be the best solution.

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DebraMoore
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Better than doing nothing at all, yes? I did the same thing when in Belize and never thought of it as anything other than getting the animals back out to sea.

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