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Gazans Kill Endangered Turtle – For Sex

A lovely human interest story from Reuters and YouTube:

Rare turtle slaughtered in Gaza

Apr. 4 – Palestinian fishermen catch and kill a giant sea turtle, thought to be a Leatherback, an endangered species.

The rare giant sea turtle caught on a beach near Gaza City was slaughtered and eaten by Palestinian fishermen who said its blood was an aphrodisiac, among other therapeutic qualities. A Reuters cameraman said the fishermen collected the giant turtle’s blood and gave it to children suffering from trauma and adults with back problems.

So much for endangered species.

Where is the outrage?

Oh, that’s right, the Palestinians need their aphrodisiacs.

(Thanks to Noyzmakr and Atlien for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, April 6th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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