Dozens of Indian turtles die in suspected poisoning

23/1/2022 1:07:00 PM

Dozens of Indian turtles die in suspected poisoning

https://str.sg/wAn2MUMBAI (AFP) - Deliberate poisoning is likely to blame for the death of dozens of turtles at a lake near Mumbai, Indian wildlife experts told AFP on Sunday (Jan 23).Conservation workers were alerted to the incident after a local politician asked them to investigate a foul smell around the body of water in Kalyan, about 50km east of India's entertainment capital.

Mr Suhas Pawar, of the Wild Animal and Reptile Rescue conservation group, said 57 Indian flapshell turtles had been killed while another six were rescued.He told AFP that locals likely killed the reptiles to stop them from eating fish they were illegally breeding in the lake.

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