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« on: 06/11/2008 12:58:34 »
Today our very own sheepy has added his signature to the TPG petition.

THANK YOU NEIL

HUGGS AND SHIMSHES TO YOU!

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“Illegal tortoise trade is happening in Britain” (DEFRA, 2004).

An estimated 10 million tortoises were shipped into the UK for the pet trade between 1890 and 1984 before the initial ban was introduced.  This trade is back!  … and tortoises are being imported in substantial numbers.  However, DEFRA are failing to prevent this illegal trade and are in fact licensing it. These tortoises go through untold misery and often arrive here with chronic worm infestations and dehydrated, which far too often contributes to their early demise.

The Tortoise Protection Group (TPG) is campaigning for a ban on the importation of tortoises for the pet trade. Please help us keep tortoises in their natural environment by signing this petition.

Have you signed the petition yet?

Help protect the wild tortoise population and put an end to the suffering of those captured for the fulfilment of the pet trade, sign the petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/769012123

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« Reply #1 on: 06/11/2008 13:33:44 »
Done
Fledgling science site at http://www.sciencefile.org/SF/content/view/54/98/ needs members and original articles. If you can help, please join.

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« Reply #2 on: 06/11/2008 13:42:57 »
Me too.

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« Reply #3 on: 06/11/2008 13:54:23 »
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« Reply #4 on: 07/11/2008 20:16:12 »
Need more evidence? Need convincing of the suffering this trade brings to tortoises?

Watch this, it is not for the easily upset. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=796eTGg-8UE
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