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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Blinded Turtle Finds New Home in Aquarium

I'm not posting this because of the rescue (which is a good thing), but because of HOW this turtle was blinded.

From the BBC...

The aquarium said it hoped Homer would help raise awareness about the plight of his species.

Dangers include fishermen deliberately blinding the animals to protect fishing equipment.

The Archelon rescue centre in Greece previously looking after Homer believes this is what happened to him.

Homer, who is about 40-years-old, could have another 60 years of life.

Fishermen in Greece deliberately blinding turtles? Barbaric.

1 comment:

Bea Elliott said...

Poor Homer... Who/how could anyone do such an ugly thing??? Oh wait - I know! 2 legs, walks uprights, has opposable thumbs... Got it! :(

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