Public pressure to save turtles

Dear friends, ampoule

Illegal wildlife trade is rampant in Pakistan. Fortunately last month a smuggler was caught red-handed at Karachi airport taking 218 black spotted turtles to Bangkok to be sold as food and pets. The Sindh Wildlife Department has taken him to court. Please show your support in person at the hearing tomorrow. A good attendance will put pressure on the courts to set an exemplary punishment.

The hearing begins at 8.30am on Saturday, site October 4th at the Malir Court in Karachi. Please bring as many people with you as you can.

Black spotted turtles are one of eight freshwater turtle species found in Pakistan. They are listed in Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and their trade is banned internationally.

Thank you.

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