International Turtle Day
May 23, World Turtle Day, was started by American Tortoise Rescue, to bring attention to turtle conservation issues and highlight ways each of us can help protect these gentle but threatened animals. Many land, freshwater, and sea turtles are substantially affected by habitat loss and the pet trade, not to mention the food and traditional medicine industries. Many turtle species also suffer from the effects of pollution as well as from the destructive effects of industrial fishing operations.
Here’s a page from our book Animal Rescue where you get to rescue the turtle from its plight by simply turning the acetate page. 50p of the sale of each book goes to the Born Free Foundation.