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More than 700 heads of Indian Star Tortoises (Geochelone elegans) were confiscated

More than 700 heads of Indian Star Tortoises (Geochelone elegans) were confiscated. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) donated 50 heads of the abovesaid tortoises to the Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation (HKHERP) for adoption, and the tortoises shown on the photos were delivered to the HKHERP from Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden (KFBG) on 17

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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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Turtles Rescued from Metro City Plaza

The Hong Kong Society of Herpetology (HKHERP) had been notified by the Management Office of Metro City Plaza that the pond was about to be dismantled by the end of November, and more than 30 turtles would have no place to live. What could we do with insufficient resources? Turn a deaf ear and leave

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The cruel truth of releasing terrapins in religious belief and pet abandonment

On 23 July 2013, HKHERP received a report about the poor conditions of the terrapins found inside a Taoism temple in New Territories – Wun Chuen Sin Kwoon, the case involved confining ferocious snapping turtle with other species in a small area.  We tried to reach the temple but unfortunately could not get the reply.

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Red-eared slider Rescued and Removed from the Wild

On 11 Mar 2013, our research team found a red-eared slider trapped in the water tank of a deserted village on the mountain woods of Lantau island.  As the red-eared slider is not a native species, and after it has recovered, we will not release it to the wild.  It will be going up for adoption.  

Whose fault is it, yours or mine? Why dump me?

Whose fault is it, yours or mine? Why dump me?   In 2005, The Census and Statistics Department conducted a survey regarding owning pets in residential areas. It revealed that, beyond cats and dogs, turtles rank the third popular pets among the tenants, which might have been translated into a higher chance of turtle abandonment at

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HKHERP fully supports “Animal-Friendly Policy”

HKHERP’ Adoption Department has been working for some time to understand the long-term to solve the problem of abandoned pets must start with education. However, when the number of animals abandoned when more than adoption, if only education alone can not solve the problem now and the most realistic ─ How to deal with so

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