Wildlife Extra News – 1,500 live turtles found crammed into suitcases

Via Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

The 1,495 turtles were concealed inside two suitcases and discovered at Mopah Airport en route to Jakarta, the nation’s capital and a major hub for illicit wildlife trade. Valued as pets, and possibly consumed as meat in some countries, pig-nosed turtles are smuggled out of Indonesia by the thousands.
Via http://www.wildlifeextra.com