Wild life conservation is a hot topic. I normally avoid hot topics, but today I will make a small exception. This very kind looking man(a contradiction in itself) stands on our street daily trying to sell wild turtles to passersby, so I was intrigued an moved to look it up. It seems that these turtles are thought traditionally in China to prolong life when eaten, that they are now on the growing endangered species list. Despite government efforts to curb their consumption and raise awareness, these creatures are captured daily and sold on the city streets in an effort to make a buck or a renimbi. Like all hot topics, the first step is to gather the facts, so that’s what I have started doing and I am only barely scratching the surface. No point making a hot topic even hotter.
12 replies on “Day Three Hundred Three, November 21, 2011”
Mimo, very striking composition – having the turtle central works, and tilting the street and the man adds a lot – this shot would not have been so good had it all been in the correct orientation. As for >>>eating the turtle, well that’s something else entirely! Adrian
Thank you Adrian, I am always grateful for your keen observations and comments!
Man has become both the protector and the destroyer….. It was ever thus. A great photo again Mimo. This is quite my favourite blog..
Thank you so much Helen! I do appreciate your views and comments!
Great shot and really interesting information…so sad.
Yes, and this is only one of many wild species with this fate
What a brilliant approach to this indeed hot topic.
Thank you for commenting 🙂
Consumed into oblivion is aptly put.
…sadly, it is tough to change evolution’s course, even though it works in ways that revolt us.
This is probably the most candid picture of a turtle that I have seen.
Thanks for your comment, and yes, perhaps you are right
Woah, that’s one crazy pic of the turtle. Great treatment with the color on the post processing. I certainly feel bad about the turtles.
yeah, me too 🙁