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Turtles Rescued in Food Market

Red-eared Sliders & Chinese Softshell Turtles are the most common edible turtles seen in Hong Kong Markets.  We don’t want to discuss whether we should be eating turtles.  Being a society about reptiles, we often take care of them, and when you see them sick, loaded with parasites, the dirty water they’re in and their smell, you

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Rescued Smuggled Animals

The number of reptiles found in caught illegal smuggling is increasing significantly as the demand for such pets rises in the trading market.  The Hong Kong Society of Herpetology(HKHerp) has received close to 100 turtles from The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) recently, which included tortoises of endangered species.  While there is a wide

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