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Today is WORLD TURTLE DAY!

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    Arrow Today is WORLD TURTLE DAY!

    Today is World Turtle Day, a special day put aside to celebrate and increase awareness of our turtle friends.

    World Turtle Day was created in 2001 and its intent is to educate people about how to care for turtles, and to learn about the dangers they face. All species of marine turtles are currently classified as either threatened or endangered.

    The threats to turtles and tortoises include the exotic food trade, the pet trade, global warming, and habitat loss. The illegal pet trade, in particular, has a significant impact because turtles and tortoises are removed from their natural habitats and transported long distances, often unsafely and inhumanely.

    Bycatch, which is the accidental capture of untargeted species by fishermen, is a major threat to sea turtles that get caught up in gear intended to catch fish.



    Fortunately, there are a number of programs in the U.S. committed to sea turtle conservation. The goal of the programs is to successfully remove marine turtles from the endangered list.

    One of the most important things you can do to help is refuse to purchase turtles from pet stores. If you’re looking for a new pet, there are lots of turtles available for adoption, so check local turtle rescues and online resources.

    http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...urtle-day.aspx

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    Happy turtles day!

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    Some one ws bound to say it i like turtles :3

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    Ill Probaly Let My turtle walk outside for a while make that run he really like to go fast

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    Does anyone know how to introduce two turtles???

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