Eleven Sea Turtles Saved from Slaughter

August 13, 2004

Eleven sea turtles nearly met a prematuredeath at the hands of poachersyesterday, but police in the Caribbeanport town of Limón responded to ananonymous call tipping them off to theanimals’ location and rescued them.The caller reported a “shipment” ofturtles, which police found in a neighborhoodof Limón called CristóbalColón. Officers and area employees ofthe Environment and Energy Ministry(MINAE) tended to the turtles’ woundsand released them in the Caribbean, LaNación reported.Hunting sea turtles is illegal and canbe punished by one to three years inprison.

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