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Turtle Roast

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User: Wu-Gwei (see all of Wu-Gwei's photos)
Views: 8408
Date: 02/14/03
Filesize: 32.0k, 43.6 k, 879 X 591
Image URL: https://gallery.kingsnake.com/data/13170Turtle01-med.JPG
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Jamo50

Registered: 11/2003
Location: Taylor, MI
Photos Uplaoded: 1
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Hey Chinese people, quit killing turtles and go drink some pee if it's beneficial. Everybody's so damn sensitive.
11-25-2003 06:47PM View Jamo50's Profile  

MisterT

Registered: 11/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 2
Comments Left: 0

Drink some pee? What is that suppose to do? OTHER than make you vomit?
11-27-2003 06:14AM View MisterT's Profile  

SlickAle

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

I'll be sure to drink some piss right away Jamo. Thanks for the input.
12-14-2003 12:06AM View SlickAle's Profile View SlickAle's Gallery  

Pacman89

Registered: 08/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 15
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i hate all those people who critizise krn's for eatin dogs, we're the ones puttin em to sleep. ive seen alot of sick stuff in korea but i have seen alot in the US too
12-14-2003 01:29AM View Pacman89's Profile View Pacman89's Gallery  

Victor_1616

Registered: 09/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 18
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Sure this photo is very contraversial but who cares nothing you guys can say will stop this so dont even bot6her to say asians are bad have you ever been to a McDonalds theres more dead cows in one McDonalds then there are roasting turtles in all of asia
12-19-2003 02:03AM View Victor_1616's Profile View Victor_1616's Gallery  

punxgurl

Registered: 02/2002
Location: Canada
Photos Uplaoded: 42
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I own a male Russian tortoise, a cat, 3 hermit crabs, a gerbil and a crap load of fish

I got news for you, that isn't BEEF you eat at McDonalds!
12-23-2003 02:48AM View punxgurl's Profile View punxgurl's Gallery  

tikiturtle33

Registered: 08/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 15
Comments Left: 0
i love turtle

i agree this is very disturbing. Rating: 1/5 
12-27-2003 10:04PM View tikiturtle33's Profile  

AnimalChin

Registered: 10/2003
Location: The City by the Sea (Newport, RI)
Photos Uplaoded: 28
Comments Left: 0
Shipwright in Newport, RI. I build wooden sailboats and take care of my animals.

okay. the THING is this. this is a picture of the shells of deceased turtles. that's it. THIS IS NOT A DEBATE OVER WHAT CULTURES EAT FOR DINNER. There are NO cows or beef in this picture.

Also, WuGwei did not start a war, so before anybody else says ANYTHING, please sit in your computer chair for a very long time and decide whether it adds any intellegence to this topic.

Yes, those turtles died. Yes, it is sad. And yes, most of us here are very attached to our turtle companions, and seeing this picture turns our stomachs.

And YES, some cultures in the world kill VAST quantities of endangered species because they either eat it, or believe that it will bring some sort of luck or medicinal value. (which YES, IS A VERY PRIMITIVE CONCEPT) And they know what they are doing is wrong because they hide the animals. I saw a documentary on it before. This is not only done in China, but several other places in Asia. And it has NOTHING to to with race... like stated before this is strictly a cultural thing. And if you aske me, since they KNOW it is against the law, and that they are killing off rare animals enough to KNOWINGLY HIDE them from officials, it's time to change their primitive ways. It's year 2004, and there's no need to be poaching such SMALL animals for food and tokens of "good luck"
Rating: 1/5 
01-04-2004 12:45AM View AnimalChin's Profile Visit AnimalChin's Homepage! View AnimalChin's Gallery  

Turtlehugger

Registered: 06/2004
Location: Kent, WA
Photos Uplaoded: 14
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I LOVE astrophotography, and turtles. lol, slighlty different from eachother. i like teakwando also, because it is just awesome

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO ------SLICK ALE-------
You seem very intelligent, mr. slick. I know exactly what you know. Wherever we humans go, we destroy. Within 90 years, the whole planet will be modernized, and an acre of land will be worth millions.
We humans destroy what we need, in order to be comfortable, which is barbaric. The plastic keyboard im typing on now probably came from some oil rig, in the ocean. That is a NON RENEWABLE RESOURCE dang. WE ARE ALL SCREWED, no one understands that. I think you do though.

I disagree to "what so different as chinese eating turtle, from americans eating pork" there are a lot of difference. Meat is grown, and raised to feed our growing families and communities(we are growing to fricken fast though...) They arent very intelligent. Do some research. A pig is not near as intelligent as a full grown, experienced turtle. At most, they come close to a turtle. turtles are intelligent, and they are helpless. They have a shell, which only helps to doom them, when it comes to us hunting them. All it does is weigh them down, so when they run from our hunters, they run slowly. they cant help themselves. it is cruel to hunt a helpless animal(its cruel to hunt any nice animal, but no one cares)


beef and pigs arent helpless, they can run faster than we can, and can easily chew off our hands, even our arms(maybe) ,plus, the cow can kick. can a turtle do any of those in defence> no. it can only run slowly. Thus, putting a bullet through a cows head(an animal WITH plenty defence) is not as barbaric as putting a bullet through a turtle's head(animal with almost no defence)

Furthermore, this shows turtles shouldnt be hunted! never hunt the helpless. NO OFFENCE CHINESE MAN(and I like chinese, because it was your kind than gave rise to samurai and peaceful traditions) BUT YOU ARE TOO PROTECTIVE OF YOUR KIND. I AM AMERICAN, AND I SAY WE SUCK AT PRESERVATION. WE SUCK, AND I ADMIT IT. SO ADMIT IT TOO, THAT THE CHINESE HAVE HUGE FLAWS IN IDEAS ALSO. DONT KILL TURTLES. THE ONLY REASON TO KILL A TURTLE, IS BECAUSE IT BIT YOUR LEG OFF. NOW THERE'S IS A REASON TO KILL THE DANG THING.........ID MAKE SURE I GET MY POOR LEG BACK. good thoughts mr. slick, good thoughts
Rating: 3/5 
07-02-2004 04:38PM View Turtlehugger's Profile View Turtlehugger's Gallery  

nevermind

Registered: 09/2003
Location: ma.
Photos Uplaoded: 80
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i saw a show the other day and some asian countries are farming turtles in large amounts now. just some info and jamo 50 says they drink pee between the two maybee your turtles will be ok
07-08-2004 10:46PM View nevermind's Profile View nevermind's Gallery  

escapegoat

Registered: 07/2004
Location: NorthEast US
Photos Uplaoded: 2
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Food and killing are huge subjects. Can't comment intelligently, won't try. Was offended to find out recently, through zoological society publication, that nearly 60,000 snapping turtles are "harvested" in US annually. They kill them by cutting off the head. Now, you may not know this, but snapping turtles have very low oxygen requirements. In autumn, they take a deep breath, swim to the bottom, dig for 45 minutes, climb in, sleep til spring, ALL ON SAME BREATH. Guess what, the heads stay alive for up to eight hours after the turtle is killed for food. Why isn't this illegal? Please, let's get the word out, you'd never kill a cow or pig over eight hours. I have two snappies. Best pets you can imagine. Smart, loyal, housebroken, playful. Not kidding. Had them over ten years. If you love turtles, work at loving ALL turtles and get the word out. Forget HongKong, most of the shops displaying the turtle shells serve only the herbal equivalent anyway. Some have had the same turtles "waiting to be eaten" on display for years, have built little environments for them. Transition to pet, anyone? Spread the word.
07-26-2004 10:56PM View escapegoat's Profile  

nevermind

Registered: 09/2003
Location: ma.
Photos Uplaoded: 80
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how does a head stay alive for 8 hours if there is no blood circulation to bring the oxygen to the brain
07-30-2004 07:34PM View nevermind's Profile View nevermind's Gallery  

escapegoat

Registered: 07/2004
Location: NorthEast US
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Just a reply: got my information from WILDLIFE CONSERVATION magazine, which I receive via the New York Zoological Society, August 2004 issue, "The Snapper" article. My quote " ...particularly inhumane because oxygen requirements of a snapping turtle's brain are so low that when its head is severed from its body, it continues to survive with full awareness for as long as eight hours, with its eyes visibly tracking movements. Decapitated heads reportedly snap even as the flesh is stripped from them." That's right, NO blood circulating to the head, and it stays alive. They're remarkable creatures, incredible really, very sad. I have also seen an emergency room report detailing a fisherman's experience in requiring medical assistance to remove a snapper's head from his thumb. He had cut the head off the turtle over an hour earlier and thrown it in his bait bucket, then reached in there without looking. (Serves him right!)
08-03-2004 03:05AM View escapegoat's Profile  

SlickAle

Registered: 07/2003
Location: San Francisco, California
Photos Uplaoded: 15
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I believe I never said eating turtles was right, and I never said chinese people are some kind of master race, bathing in ultimate perfection.

On another note, I fould out the whole turtle is used, even the shell for jello, like horse hooves. Scary, isn't it?
08-14-2004 09:36PM View SlickAle's Profile View SlickAle's Gallery  

TOMDICKINSON

Registered: 09/2002
Photos Uplaoded: 99
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People eating turts a thousand miles away really does not effect us much.who cares.You want to save the enviroment?Stop having so many kids.
08-29-2004 01:11AM View TOMDICKINSON's Profile Visit TOMDICKINSON's Homepage! View TOMDICKINSON's Gallery  
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