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Spanish police smash Europe's 'biggest' illegal turtle farm

Spanish police smash Europe's 'biggest' illegal turtle farmSpanish police said Wednesday they had dismantled Europe’s biggest illegal turtle and tortoise farm, seizing over 1,100 of the animals, including several highly endangered species. Officers arrested two German men suspected of operating the farm on the holiday island of Mallorca, as well as a Spanish owner of an exotic pet store in Barcelona who sold the animals raised on the farm, police said in a statement. A “land turtle” is more commonly called a tortoise in English.



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Ancient Fossil of Happy Shell-Free Turtle Solves an Evolutionary Mystery

Ancient Fossil of Happy Shell-Free Turtle Solves an Evolutionary MysteryThis smiling turtle was footloose and shell-free.



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A 'missing link' sheds light on mystery of turtle evolution

A 'missing link' sheds light on mystery of turtle evolutionHow did the turtle get its shell? It sounds like the start of a fable, but it’s something scientists have wondered for years, and new fossil research is providing some clues. Relatively few fossils of early turtles have been found, leaving it a mystery how the creature developed its unique features, and even which ancestors they evolved from.



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Turtle Gives Finger To Louisiana Police

Turtle Gives Finger To Louisiana PoliceCOVINGTON, La. ― A fisherman here made a bizarre discovery when he found what



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Teacher who fed live puppy to turtle in front of pupils charged with animal cruelty

Teacher who fed live puppy to turtle in front of pupils charged with animal crueltyA US science teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of his students has been charged with animal cruelty. The turtle was seized by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture after the incident on 7 March and has since been “humanely euthanised” because it is considered an invasive species. When the initial story was first reported, Mr Crosland was described as “a bully who should not be allowed near impressionable young people” by the UK charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).



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Authorities investigating claims teacher fed puppy to turtle

Authorities investigating claims teacher fed puppy to turtlePRESTON, Idaho (AP) — Authorities are investigating reports a teacher fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in a rural Idaho town that was the setting for the teenage cult classic film "Napoleon Dynamite."



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The Latest: Turtle euthanized amid reports it ate a puppy

The Latest: Turtle euthanized amid reports it ate a puppyPRESTON, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on turtle eats puppy (all times local):



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Junior High School Teacher Accused of Feeding Puppy to Snapping Turtle in Front of Class

Junior High School Teacher Accused of Feeding Puppy to Snapping Turtle in Front of ClassIn front of a group of students



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Teacher Investigated For Feeding Puppy To Snapping Turtle In Front Of Students

Teacher Investigated For Feeding Puppy To Snapping Turtle In Front Of StudentsA junior high science teacher in Preston, Idaho, is being investigated after



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World's largest sea turtle could come off 'endangered' list

World's largest sea turtle could come off 'endangered' listFederal ocean managers say it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world's largest turtle from the United States' list of endangered animals.



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