Help save the turtles!10:05 AM
As a young kid, I've always been very fond of turtles. At the age of 13 or 14 I had my very first red eye slider turtle. It was given to...
- If you want to keep them as pets, make sure that the pet shop you're buying it from is LEGALLY selling them (Licensed pet shop). And also research very well on how to take care of them the right way.
- Some Chinese restaurants here in Manila kill soft-shelled turtles for turtle soup. Take note, In many jurisdictions, turtle soup is illegal because of the many species of turtle are considered to be endangered or threatened and legally cannot be captured or killed due to the fact that adult turtles cannot quickly recover from the loss of a breading adult.
- Do not buy embalmed turtles. This is one reason why a lot of sea turtles are being captured at sea and illegally killed.