The full story of this is quite horrifying.
We need to put pressure on the authorities NOW
to change course and listen to the advice they are being given by experts in animal welfare and tortoise conservation. How can it possibly be that NINE OUT OF TEN
tortoises delivered to a so-called 'rescue centre' end up dead? Most, it appears, DELIBERATELY KILLED!!!
You can read my own letter on the subject here:http://www.tortoisetrust.es/downloads/Rescue%20Centre%20Ethics%20Web.pdf
This is outrageous and it needs to stop. YOU
can help to stop it by signing this petition and by sharing it everywhere you can on Facebook, Twitter, on all tortoise groups and forums and on similar media. Numbers are important. Publicity is important.
We cannot allow this to continue.
Here is a direct link to the petition:http://chn.ge/1NddVL2
It is written in several languages. Please help. Your signature really can make a difference. Signatures from around the world really put the pressure on.
I am totally supporting ACUDE (an excellent, sensible and well managed conservation organisation) in their alternative proposals to change the way this issue is dealt with. If you read Spanish (if not paste into Chrome with auto translate) here is another link to an article in one of the region's largest newspapers:http://nuestra-tierra.laverdad.es/natur ... ugas-moras
Get to work, and make a difference!