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World Turtle Day

Автор: 23.05.2016 | holiday, world, nature, animals
On May 23 at the initiative of American Tortoise Rescue is celebrated the World Turtle Day dedicated to the animal symbolizing wisdom and longevity.

The purpose of the observance is to bring attention to the extinction of turtles because of too close proximity with humans.

In order to extend lives of the world's oldest creatures, volunteers organize patrols nearby highways and busy roads since many turtles are killed under car wheels. Also activists seek status of legally protected areas for marine shores where shelled slowpokes lay eggs.

This day food cooked from these reptiles shall be excluded from menu; also everyday objects made from their shells shall be put aside.

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