Chinese Golden Coin Turtle for Sale

A golden coin turtle is illegally sold in China for prices as high as $20,000.

Wildlife conservation experts state that many turtles and other sea life in Asia are at a high risk of poaching and wildlife trafficking due to the amount of money in the marketplace. The turtles are often poached to be sold as pets, while turtle eggs for sale are often eaten as a delicacy.

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Source: Feargus O’Sullivan, “Threatened species on the menu worldwide,” The National, July 17, 2011.