Marines to kill Desert Tortoises.... :(

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Marines to kill Desert Tortoises.... :(

Postby AliTBimbo » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:41 pm



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Re: Marines to kill Desert Tortoises.... :(

Postby Bigjoe » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:12 pm

Very disturbing article Ali,let's hope something can be done to stop this,they are in enough trouble as is is at the moment with building new homes/road systems thru their natural habitat,the introduction of eclectic pylons caused problems with Ravens using them to nest..moving further into the desert tortoise unwanted predator..pets released into the wild causing the spread of viruses..such a Shame for a very beautiful Tortoise..
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Re: Marines to kill Desert Tortoises.... :(

Postby gettingwarmer » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:18 pm

Very sad and shocking. How could they go from this: ... e-20121120

to such cruel destruction in just a few years? The U.S military already has tons of land that has been used for artillary practice for years. Why not use those places instead of bombing the homeland of a beloved and threatened species?

And in the local news was an article cautioning visitors to Joshua Tree National Park to drive slowly, as three desert tortoises had been run over by cars recently, but nothing about relocating, killing, bombing so many others very nearby.

Thank you Ali for posting this article. I live in California and had heard nothing of this before your post. I'm not the most news-aware person, but it seems that this is being purposely kept quiet.

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