Tortoise at Large is a monthly feature that covers current news and issues relating to Tortoises and Turtles around the world.
Despite their fragility, reptiles are afforded little to no legal protection. For example, in the U.S., the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) (7 U.S.C. § 2131) is the only U.S. federal law that address animals used in research. In the case of reptiles, however, the law affords no protection.
A petition sponsored by the Animal Legal Defense Fund to extend rights to all animals including reptiles
National Reptile Awareness Day, India