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April 05, 2008

Palestinians Capture Rare, Endangered Giant Sea Turtle; Promptly Slit Its Throat

Amusing here as Reuters attempts to spin how "valuable" the turtle is, and that the "impoverished" fishermen have no choice but to kill it for its purported aphrodisiac properties... as well as, supposedly, the turtle's ability to cure respiratory aliments in children.

I don't really care if some fishermen killed a valuable turtle they had caught. I probably would have killed it. I mean, how often do you get to whack an endgagered animal? Not often. I guess that's what makes them endangered.

But I know Reuters generally does whine abobut this sort of stuff -- except of course when it's their beloved Palestinians doing the killing.

Reuters is in the habit of excusing Palestinian killing; why not extend that license to turtles?

Thanks to Blacksheep.


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