Sunday, February 23, 2014
Legally Harvesting Marine Turtles
Despite the fact they are on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species, 42 countries around the world continue to allow the harvest of marine turtles. It is currently estimated that over 40,000 turtles are legally taken from the ocean every year. While Pokey and I are sympathetic to these countries' right to preserve a historic cultural practice, we wonder if they realize that over consumption is just as capable of ending their tradition.