The Trade in Turtles and Tortoises

Darrell Senneke, director of the World Chelonian Trust is to be commended for assembling some shocking statistics about the trade in chelonians, both for the pet trade and as food items.

Here is his report on the Declared Turtle Trade from the United States. Be prepared to be shocked. From November 4, 2002 to November 26, 2005 almost 32,000,000 animals were declared exported.

The markets in China are described in this report