Zimbabwe deports four Chinese nationals

Zimbabwe deports four Chinese nationals

Harare : Zimbabwe | Feb 18, 2012 at 7:56 AM PST
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The tortoise is listed as an endangered species

The authorities of Zimbabwe have deported four Chinese nationals because they had been eating a protected species of tortoises.

The Bell's Hinged tortoises is an endangered species of tortoise in south eastern Zimbabwe as per the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species – but, a group of Chinese had been eating these for quite a while. They would drop these animals into boiling water. It was the height of cruelty.

The skeletal remains of at least 40 of these were recovered from the residence of the Chinese in the village of Bikita and another 13 live tortoises in steel drums – these were there without any food or water.

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prabirghose is based in Nāshik, Maharashtra, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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