31 May '17, 6pm

We're petitioning @TPWDwild to end commercial trapping of wild #turtles in Texas

For Immediate Release, May 31, 2017 Contact: Jenny Loda, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 844-7136, [email protected] Evelyn Merz, Sierra Club, (713) 644-8228, [email protected] Ban Sought on Commercial Trapping of Wild Turtles in Texas Groups Want End to Unlimited Capture of Four Native Species AUSTIN, Texas — The Center for Biological Diversity and several Texas-based conservation organizations petitioned the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today to end commercial trapping of the state’s wild turtles. Under current Texas law, turtle trappers can collect unlimited numbers of four turtle species on private lands to sell domestically or export for international food and medicinal markets. This is putting turtle populations — already facing pollution and habitat loss — at risk across the state. “For-profit turtle trappers shouldn’t be allowed to drive t...

Full article: http://biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2017/f...

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