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Legend is a Chinese stripe-necked turtle whose shell is extremely deformed due to malnutrition and environmental factors, possibly due to being kept as an exotic (illegal) pet in a small confined space.

Habitat loss and hunting are common contributors to the decline of a species population, but so is the wildlife trade. And Chinese stripe-necked turtles are one such example, classified as an endangered species on the IUCN Red List.

To meet the demands of the exotic pet trade, millions of animals are taken from the wild or bred and transported in often horrendous conditions. And to curb the illegal pet trade in Singapore, some may argue that exotic pets should be made legal. This is completely unsustainable, and heres why:

1. Wild animals have complex needs in captivity that are often impossible to provide.

2. Many wild animals who enter the pet trade are caught from the wild but guised under captive bred specimens.

3. Baby animals are traded, but they will grow bigger, stronger, and faster, with an increasing appetite.

4. Many owners will not be able to commit to a lifetime care. Like dogs, or even red-eared sliders (who are “legal” pets), many in Singapore are often given up or abandoned.

5. There are other concerns including abandoned or escaped animals being detrimental to native biodiversity and possible diseases.

There are many more reasons to prohibit sale of exotic pets (more info: https://tinyurl.com/y75undh8). We believe as compassionate animal lovers, and people who care about the environment, it is critical that we cultivate a responsible society that considers the welfare of all animals and not partake in their exploitation.

To help us fight against the illegal wildlife trade in Singapore and provide for the rescued victims of the illicit trade, please donate at https://www.giving.sg/acres/miracleforanimals

For every dollar donated, 84 cents directly go to our animal protection programmes!

All donations qualify for 250% tax exemption.

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/ACRESasia/photos/a.223077136522.136..



 

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ACRES (Animal Concerns Research & Education Society) is a pioneering Singapore-based charity and Institution of Public Character, founded by Singaporeans in 2001 with the aim of promoting animal welfare.

ACRES has six focus areas: Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Wildlife Crime Investigation, Zoo Animal Welfare, Humane Education, Community Outreach and Promoting Cruelty-Free Living.

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