Re: NANFA-L-- Follow-Up On Alabama Turtle Poaching Arrests

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 12 Jul 2005 15:22:43 -0400

That's true. But by definition an endangered species has a small population,
so the taking of any individuals has a large effect. I suspect the perps
plead guilty in exchange for light penalties.

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the turtle-rch Tennessee (still)
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Follow-Up On Alabama Turtle Poaching Arrests
>Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 14:21:20 EDT
>Has everyone forgotten that only a small percentage of the turtles involved
>were taken illegally? I made that point when the original post came out
>that it
>was slanted to make it look like all the turtles taken were illegal. While
>don't agree with the taking of endangered turtles from the wild lets
>that only a small number of turtles involved in this case were indeed
>Possibly that is why the fines were so low?

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