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Would you PLEASE read the below and sign the TPG petition


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Posted 07 April 2007 - 11:43 PM

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 07-04-07 AT 11:53 PM (GMT)] “Illegal tortoise trade is happening in Britain” (DEFRA, 2004).

An estimated 10 million tortoises were shipped into the UK for the pet trade between 1890 and 1984 before the initial ban was introduced. This trade is back! … and tortoises are being imported in substantial numbers. However, DEFRA are failing to prevent this illegal trade and are in fact licensing it. These tortoises go through untold misery and often arrive here with chronic worm infestations and dehydrated, which far too often contributes to their early demise.

The Tortoise Protection Group (TPG) is campaigning for a ban on the importation of tortoises for the pet trade. Please help us keep tortoises in their natural environment by signing the TPG petition and kindly forward details of the petition to all you contacts.

http://www.thepetiti...ction/769012123

After signing would you kindly pledge your support on:-

http://pets.groups.y...rotectionGroup/

Please ask your friends and family to sign the petition also. There were 303 signatures in just over 24 hours - which we think reflects the great concern by caring people at the disgraceful tortoise trade today.

If you require any further information, please contact us at:-

contactus@tortoise-protection-group.org.uk

Many Thanks for your ongoing support.
Together we can make a difference.

Kind Regards






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