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New danger for the turtles on Bali

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New danger for the turtles on Bali

Mon, 19/10/2009 - 00:02
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The cages and slaughterhouses in Tanjung Benoa are now all empty and no more turtles are being traded in public places. While it is still possible to find some animals on the black market but they are now hard to find. The number of killed and traded animals have dropped around 90 percent since the onset of the campaign!

There were reasons to be proud. After an eight year battle against the Turtle mafia we seem to have won the war.

Yet the issue is now rising its ugly head again.

Thanks to an intensive lobby by various interest groups, the Balinese Government are now considering permitting the killing and trading of a thousand sea turtles per year ...for Balinese rituals.

Obviously such a decision will open the floodgates to uncontrolled killing once again and it will be impossible to control the number of animals slaughtered!

We need to react now!
It is not too late to act. The opposition and the Pro Fauna organisation in engaged in ongoing discussions on various political levels. But they need our immediate support.

SOS-Seaturtles is already financially supporting the entire administration as well as initiating a petition during which thousands of letters of protest will be sent to the authorities.

We are very concerned for Bali's sea turtles and don’t consider such a decision just a domestic issue.

Watch the video from Bali on the link below. This movie was filmed a decade ago. Do you want this to happen again?

We there therefore ask everyone to urgently sign and dispatch a letter of protest which can easily be done by clicking on the following link

If you can spare three minutes of your time you can contribute to rescuing a thousand sea turtles a year.
Thank you for your support

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