Turtle Soup For The Soul? Think Again. Turtlesoup ..



Turtle soup is a delicacy in many parts of Asia, consumed for its speculated nutritional value and anti-aging properties. Live soft-shelled turtles are sold legally for the meat trade in Singapore however, the methods of procurement and housing of these live turtles are highly questionable.

Rafael, an Asiatic soft-shelled turtle, was found by the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS) and subsequently sent to the ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre. Rafael arrived with shell rot and severe rostral abrasion (nose rub).

Both ailments inflicted by inadequate/improper housing conditions. An average of 20,000 wild Asiatic soft-shelled turtles are imported into Singapore from Indonesia annually. Their journey to Singapore involves being stacked on each other in large numbers and packed in extremely small crates to reduce costs. These inhumane conditions promote bacterial infestations that slowly but eat into their shells and internal organs, resulting in continued suffering. Fortunately for Rafael, the worst is over! He is currently undergoing a rigorous antibiotic treatment designed to nurse him back to health.

We want to provide for all the animals at the ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre but the cost of medication and medical equipment does not come cheap. Be a part of our Wildlife Supporters Scheme today and you can support Rafael and other turtles in our care at just $1 a day.

Click here to read about our Wildlife Supporter Scheme: http://acres.org.sg/support-us-2/wss/

#WildlifeSupporter #SayNoToTurtleSoup #ACRES

Source: https://www.facebook.com/ACRESasia/photos/a.223077136522/101..




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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