Why is eating turtle bad for the environment?



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    There has recently been high demand for turtle meat in Asia. The problem is, the meat has to be transported from other climates, most in the United States. Turtles have very little meat and therefore most of their body will go to waste. Although turtles aren’t endangered, they do not have a large population that would allow for harvesting. They take quite a while to reach maturity and have a naturally long life span. If turtle meat becomes fairly common, we will likely not see many turtles in the wild and they will quickly become endangered. If they are taken from their natural habitat in large numbers, we will see changes in the ecosystems of their habitat. The other organisms and plants will likely be affected by the change. 

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