Four cases, in which someone left at the airport in the Philippines, were opened on time, people managed to save hundreds of little lives…
At the airport, someone threw 4 suitcases, inside of which was over 1,500 turtles. Students were duct-taped, but all managed to save, informs Rus.Media.
At the International airport of Ninoy Aquino in Manila, the customs officers found 1529 live turtles! The legs of some of them was wrapped in duct tape… all of the turtles were rescued.
Customs representatives say that all the Pets survived and are now in rehab. The pictures you see show the harsh realities of the illegal pet trade from the wild.
The suitcases were stellar and Krasnodar turtles, and turtles sulcata. The Luggage arrived on a flight from Hong Kong, and pupils planned to sell as exotic Pets.
Officials believe that a passenger threw a suitcase for an unknown reason.
Currently, customs officials increased efforts to combat smuggling of animals across borders. If a passenger who is carrying the turtles was caught, he could face a prison term of two years and fine of several thousand dollars.
Rescuers carefully examined the Luggage and dismissed even the youngest turtle that was stuck in sneakers.
Small paws gently removed the tape, and it became clear that pupils were not injured. Some of them even looked from the shells to look around.
At present, the turtles undergoing rehabilitation at the Bureau of wildlife protection. Rescuers are trying to figure out how to help animals taken from natural habitats.
I hope that a solution will be found, and pupils will return home or settle in a special reserve where they can live comfortably.
I would like to law enforcement authorities found the passenger who threw the suitcases with the turtles, and he would answer for what he did.