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Old 29-08-2013, 11:42 AM   #21
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Respect the traditions. What has being trussed up and lying on a block of ice in a chilled cabinet, perhaps for days or weeks without food got to do with tradition. Its to do with profit and what they can get away with.
But for international law, Tesco would doubtless sell, Rhino horn, tiger parts, elephant and other highly profitable lines.
I've been through China and seen it. Other groups have complained to Tesco. Same response, they have a very convenient answer. Respecting tradition.

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I emailed Tesco's with regards to this after seeing 'THAT' video and I got a response today:

Thank you for your email.

We appreciate you are concerned about the animal welfare issues associated with the sale of turtles in China. We have a track record of considering evidence, working with others and listening to their concerns. As a result, we have made several significant improvements to the way turtles are sold in our stores, such as making sure that the way in which they are handled is to the highest possible standard.

This approach to animal welfare and the sale of live turtles - seeking out research, acting on it and educating customers - is unprecedented by any retailer operating in China and we hope that these actions will help to drive up standards throughout the supply chain.

Some organisations are asking us to stop selling live turtles completely. While we are committed to upholding the very important issue of animal welfare, we also need to balance different cultural attitudes, in this case respecting the different traditions, expectations and values on this issue that exists in China.

Turtles are a popular and traditional part of the Chinese diet and, having addressed these important animal welfare concerns, we continue to sell turtles in our stores in China.

Thank you for your interest.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us at customer.service@tesco.co.uk quoting TES9929791X.

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So they are still doing it.......
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #22
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Respect the traditions. What has being trussed up and lying on a block of ice in a chilled cabinet, perhaps for days or weeks without food got to do with tradition. Its to do with profit and what they can get away with.
But for international law, Tesco would doubtless sell, Rhino horn, tiger parts, elephant and other highly profitable lines.
I've been through China and seen it. Other groups have complained to Tesco. Same response, they have a very convenient answer. Respecting tradition.

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http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/0...97800N20130809
It has been recently reported that Tesco is to sell off all or part of it's Chinese supermarket subsidiary.
Perhaps the investment in this market has "turned turtle"?
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:13 PM   #23
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Good was done... the market continues... only not in TESCOS hands... makes sense to me.

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It has been recently reported that Tesco is to sell off all or part of it's Chinese supermarket subsidiary.
Perhaps the investment in this market has "turned turtle"?
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #24
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Good was done... the market continues... only not in TESCOS hands... makes sense to me.
Ed, I take it that the concerns expressed about the export of trapped turtles in the USA, which are being exported to this market is an issue you are relaxed about too?
http://www.ibtimes.com/chinas-demand...less-regulated
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If it's sustainable take... not a problem at all. If it's released by USFW... it is legal take. There are populations of turtles in the US that should be culled due to habitat fragmentation and lack of predation.

As far as I know turtle take in the us is heavily regulated and controlled thoughout the country. There are also farms trying to supply the market but is being met with misplaced bunny hugger resistance.

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Ed, I take it that the concerns expressed about the export of trapped turtles in the USA, which are being exported to this market is an issue you are relaxed about too?
http://www.ibtimes.com/chinas-demand...less-regulated
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If it's sustainable take... not a problem at all. If it's released by USFW... it is legal take. There are populations of turtles in the US that should be culled due to habitat fragmentation and lack of predation.

As far as I know turtle take in the us is heavily regulated and controlled thoughout the country. There are also farms trying to supply the market but is being met with misplaced bunny hugger resistance.
Is this actually sustainable?
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:39 PM   #27
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Do you honestly think this is a new practice?????? Give it a little thought... in the 50s, 60s, 70s... there was no regulation... then there was regulation... why aren't these animals extinct??????... sustainable take.

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Do you honestly think this is a new practice?????? Give it a little thought... in the 50s, 60s, 70s... there was no regulation... then there was regulation... why aren't these animals extinct??????... sustainable take.
The whole genus of Cuora, are very demonstrably depleted in the wild, with several species classed as extinct in their natural habitat. The reason for this, can be attributed to an unsustainable trade which is reported, documented and widely accepted.
Your reference to "sustainable take" needs, I would suggest to be qualified and explained?
Where do you get your information from?
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