They die a prolonged death in agony, anyone can wield the knife and wild populations are being devastated. But Tesco claim there’s nothing wrong in selling live turtles to eat.
Tesco – one of Britain’s largest retailers – is currently making money off the back of animal torture, by selling live animals in their stores in China. Turtles are decapitated by staff without being stunned first – or are sold live to customers who take them home to kill in any way they choose. This cruel and barbaric trade is not only an animal welfare nightmare, it is also an ecological disaster.
Tesco is putting profit over principle. We know you won’t let them get away with it.
‘No ethical company should be involved in this trade’
Dr John Wedderburn, Animals Asia Protection Network