Stealing Turtle Eggs Got People Shot, But The Thievery Continues

Turtle eggs for sale. Photo source: ©© Kansas Sebastian


Olive ridley sea turtles are a threatened species, and the Mexican government has made it illegal to harvest their eggs from Pacific beaches. Mexican marines patrol those beaches, and violators have been prosecuted. Yet sea turtle eggs continue to be harvested, sold in the market…

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