• DAY 296: RESCUING 7 BABY TORTOISES. DO SEVEN RIGHTS CORRECT ONE WRONG??

    Jul 17th

    Some better news. After feeling like such a dick-head for dumping a tortoise into a flowing stream my own guilt got me to go to another awful jungle market.

    I know that seven rights don’t correct a single wrong but can I please get some points for saving seven little babies?? Bill Oddie eat your heart out. Actually, don’t, that would be too weird.

    And so awful to see the baby pigs in wicker tubes. I sooo wanted to release one of those but felt that  dropping them into a stream or taking them back to my hotel room would not be productive. So f**king sad …

     

    These little piggies went to market. Baby pigs being sold for food. Sorry for poor picture quality, taken somewhat undercover.

    These little piggies went to market. Baby pigs being sold for food. Sorry for poor picture quality, taken somewhat undercover.

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    Don’t even ask. Some sort of wild jungle cat…or domestic cat???

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    Living lizard-reptile-beast thing waiting to be bought.

    Living lizard-reptile-beast thing waiting to be bought.

    Feeling a bit happier now that I've rescued something properly. Or have I...god only knows.

    Feeling a bit happier now that I’ve rescued something properly. Or have I…god only knows.



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    6 Responses to “DAY 296: RESCUING 7 BABY TORTOISES. DO SEVEN RIGHTS CORRECT ONE WRONG??”

    1. Interesting that you arent seeing pangolins on any of these markets, makes me wonder that if the hunters cant find them, are there any even there?

    2. Hi Lynn, that is exactly the point. There ARE no pangolin any more in the markets. Virtually all the pangolin in Laos are being smuggled through from Thailand on their way to Vietnam and then China!

    3. Dear Martin…..a *true HERO* to seven little lives….I hope that they know how extremely lucky they are, to be rescued and given their freedom !!!!!!

      My friend…I will be the first in line to buy a book of your ‘year to help’….there WILL be a book, won’t there??

      Cheers, Valerie 🙂

    4. yes, Valerie, that is the plan! If any publisher wants it… thanks

    5. Martin, I applaud you for saving these 7 little ones! Shame about the piggies though and that poor bound lizard 🙁

    6. horrible to see, Martina, really horrible. Hope you are doing well.

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