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Turtle Roast

Description: I took this picture when I was in Hong Kong.

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User: Wu-Gwei (see all of Wu-Gwei's photos)
Views: 8255
Date: 02/14/03
Filesize: 32.0k, 43.6 k, 879 X 591
Image URL: http://gallery.kingsnake.com/data/13170Turtle01-med.JPG
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Jenniferb

Registered: 10/2002
Location: Hong Kong
Photos Uplaoded: 24
Comments Left: 0

This is actually taken from a local herbal tea store,they are not roasted,they are all empty shell from those poor victim which they use for the main ingredient for "herbal turtle jello".
02-17-2003 06:53PM View Jenniferb's Profile View Jenniferb's Gallery  

WaiLuiHerp

Registered: 02/2002
Location: San Francisco, CA
Photos Uplaoded: 5
Comments Left: 0

Jenniferb, As we know Chinese people never roast a turtle, I am gald you clarified this photo. Good job!
Wai
02-21-2003 06:10AM View WaiLuiHerp's Profile Visit WaiLuiHerp's Homepage! View WaiLuiHerp's Gallery  

DoorGunner

Registered: 09/2002
Location: Phillips Ranch, CA
Photos Uplaoded: 154
Comments Left: 0
There's nothing wrong with quiet

A very disturbing photo. What Chinese do to fauna in the name of medicine is criminal. For example, they are largely responsible for the depredation of rhino in Africa. A highly superstitious people, Chinese think that anything shaped like a phallus, such as a rhino horn, can be used as an aphrodisiac. This photo is a scathing indictment of their culture. Who cares that they weren't roasted alive? They're freakin dead, ain't they? Rating: 3/5 
03-01-2003 06:58AM View DoorGunner's Profile View DoorGunner's Gallery  

Boxiebreeder

Registered: 01/2003
Location: California
Photos Uplaoded: 13
Comments Left: 0

Door gunner you need to be more open minded about others cultures. I don't like how they are roasting turtles either but its just their culture. Just like american culture is to eat a burger and drink beer. And in India they would be appaled at this. They think cows are sacred and drink their blood and urin. And the chinese were not the only one who contributed to the fall of the rhinos many other people thought they were good for you even some americans.
03-19-2003 02:37AM View Boxiebreeder's Profile  

boombalu

Registered: 05/2003
Location: New hampshire USA
Photos Uplaoded: 7
Comments Left: 0
small family of 2 cats,2 red eared slider turtles, 3 fish, and 3 humans.

I'm just wondering,(really, not trying to start anything or be a smart ass)why did you post this picture in a site dedicated to animal loving people? It is rather disturbing.
06-14-2003 10:06AM View boombalu's Profile View boombalu's Gallery  

solidpunk86

Registered: 07/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 19
Comments Left: 0

uhh theyr just turtles
07-16-2003 12:59AM View solidpunk86's Profile View solidpunk86's Gallery  

DCherpguy

Registered: 03/2003
Location: McMechen WV
Photos Uplaoded: 69
Comments Left: 0
reptiles and amphibians are my life and since I was 3 I've been trying to learn everything I can about herpetology

Just turtles? How would you feel if some one used your finger nails to try and help their arthritis. Or maybe your eyes to make a tea that brings them good luck!! What if the meat on your body was a delicasy?! How would you feel about that? What then?!
07-22-2003 02:56AM View DCherpguy's Profile View DCherpguy's Gallery  

kyronb

Registered: 05/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 16
Comments Left: 0

DCherpguy, i completely agree.
DoorGunner, i think that you are right, and there are alot more people besides the chinese who do such terrible things.

i believe animal cruelty in any form is wrong.
07-22-2003 05:08AM View kyronb's Profile View kyronb's Gallery  

SlickAle

Registered: 07/2003
Location: San Francisco, California
Photos Uplaoded: 15
Comments Left: 0

You can't blame another culture for their beliefs. How do you know it doesn't work? Would you kill a turtle in hope to cure a loved one? Many people become desperate for cures to diseases.

Also, I'm Chinese and I have never roasted a turtle or used any "phallic symbols". Stop using sterotypes, I don't appreciate it.
07-24-2003 06:00PM View SlickAle's Profile View SlickAle's Gallery  

sab3156

Registered: 07/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 31
Comments Left: 0

they're not being stereotypical, they're expressing their views on what they think of that rather hair-raising photograph of animals people keep as pets. it's really so sad...:(

im heartbroken at viewing that picture.
07-26-2003 07:42PM View sab3156's Profile  

SlickAle

Registered: 07/2003
Location: San Francisco, California
Photos Uplaoded: 15
Comments Left: 0

"What Chinese do to fauna in the name of medicine is criminal... A highly superstitious people, Chinese think that anything shaped like a phallus, such as a rhino horn, can be used as an aphrodisiac."

How is that not sterotypical? He is making a generalized, false statement about a race.
08-09-2003 05:39AM View SlickAle's Profile View SlickAle's Gallery  

Boxiebreeder

Registered: 01/2003
Location: California
Photos Uplaoded: 13
Comments Left: 0

1) I am also chinese and find the sterotype idiotic.

2) The person that posted this was JJ a guy who knows a lot about turts. His name in chinese even means "Turtle" he took this I think while he was visting in Taiwan.

3)You think this is bad just look at what ppl in the US do to dogs and cats and what else. Millions put to sleep or abused. Also turtle eating in the US is still going strong down in the south.
08-11-2003 07:55AM View Boxiebreeder's Profile  

bennyk

Registered: 09/2002
Location: Canada
Photos Uplaoded: 112
Comments Left: 0
I've kept herps for almost 13 years and still dont have a jampea dwarf retic, or an albino ball grr...

hey boxiebreeder,
Im chinese too, and i TOTALLY agree with you. Also, you forgot to mention that people in the US ALSO do terrible things to rattlesnakes AND gators, such as eating them, chopping their heads off at rattlesnake round ups and also alot of other things.



Thanks,
Ben
08-11-2003 10:35PM View bennyk's Profile View bennyk's Gallery  

DoorGunner

Registered: 09/2002
Location: Phillips Ranch, CA
Photos Uplaoded: 154
Comments Left: 0
There's nothing wrong with quiet

That Americans do this or that to rattlesnakes or whatever does not make it right that Chinese destroy incredible numbers of fauna in order to satisfy their ignorant and unscientific belief in herbal medicine and aphrodisiacs. It's not a stereotype; it's a fact. Yes, the turtle roast pic is extremely disturbing, but it's just the tip of the iceberg. It's a fact that Koreans and Chinese have been caught in this country poaching black bears just to get the gall bladders. The ivory trade and rhino horn trade center in Asia. Go to an herbalist in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, or almost anywhere in Asia, and you will be appalled.
08-15-2003 03:11AM View DoorGunner's Profile View DoorGunner's Gallery  

SlickAle

Registered: 07/2003
Location: San Francisco, California
Photos Uplaoded: 15
Comments Left: 0

Have you ever been to China? I have, and it's certainly not how you think it is. China is going through modernization. Have you ever been to Shanghi or Bejing? I have, and this was years ago. I didn't see these shops. Your comments are sterotypical DoorGunner. Like I said before, I'm Chinese and I don't hunt turtles for medicine. What you're talking about are all the movies people see about those little Chinatown shops with sorcery and the sort. Those don't even exsist- the most disgusting thing you'll see would be the condition of fish. How is this turtle roast different from eating beef or pork? Where ever humans go we destroy. Don't make it seem like only the Asians are. Be more specific and more careful in the terms you use against another race. How are Americans eating turtles different from Chinese people eating turtles?
08-18-2003 06:24AM View SlickAle's Profile View SlickAle's Gallery  
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