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Tortoise at Large

Tortoise at Large

Tortoise at Large is a monthly feature that covers current news and issues relating to Tortoises and Turtles around the world.

 

Extinction Threatened


cbd-logoMore than 20% of the world’s reptiles and amphibians face extinction. Visit this site to see which free living reptile communities in your state are in extreme danger.

 

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/amphibian_conservation/map.html

 

Protection Minimal


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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.

 

https://www.animallaw.info/article/overview-us-animal-welfare-act

 

Act Now


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A petition sponsored by the Animal Legal Defense Fund to extend rights to all animals including reptiles

 

http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5154/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5078

 

National Reptile Awareness Day, India


keralaThe Kerala state government (India) is urged to organize awareness programs and establish a a National Reptile Awareness Day.

 

http://zeenews.india.com/news/sci-tech/animal-rights-group-asks-kerala-govt-to-observe-reptile-day_1487576.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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