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  •  Most are sick (11+ / 0-)

    The majority of the tortoises at the DTCC are unfit for release because they test positive for, or have the antibodies of, upper respiratory tract disease. This disease is highly contagious and often deadly in tortoises. It's already decimating wild populations because stupid people release their sick ex-pets into the desert.

    [Terrorists] are a dime a dozen, they are all over the world and for every one we lock up there will be three to take his place. --Digby

    by rabel on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 05:46:44 AM PDT

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    •  Releasing animals into the wild is always bad. (2+ / 0-)
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      jpmassar, CA wildwoman

      Not just turtles. Now chameleons and giant African snails are invasive in numerous states, causing untold extinctions.

      Governments care only as much as their citizens force them to care. Nothing changes unless we change -- George Monbiot.

      by Nulwee on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 11:18:19 AM PDT

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