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The US desert ... hundreds of the tortoises. Now officials there will be forced to decide which of the nearly 1,400 turtles are deemed healthy enough to be released into the wild. Expectations are that more than half will likely be euthanized as ...
KRMG · ByRick Couri · 8/26/2013
Because of a shortage of funds, the refuge in Nevada can no longer afford to care for 1,400 tortoises, which are on the endangered species list, so about half of them will be euthanized. I was utterly appalled when I read the article about the desert ...
The Kansas City Star · 9/2/2013
Marci Henson of the county's Desert Conservation Program estimated about 2 percent of those are euthanized after developing respiratory problems. Ignoring the urban and suburban populations of the tortoise to call it threatened is like saying house cats ...
Las Vegas Review-Journal · 9/28/2012
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It currently houses about 1,000 desert tortoises. The center’s primary goal is to return ... Pet tortoises that are diseased or in poor health may be euthanized “but only as a last resort,” USFW maintains. “All healthy tortoises at the DTCC will ...
East County Magazine · 8/30/2013
In this Aug 22, 2013, photo, a tortoise sits in the shade at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Las ... "The ones that don't get better and that are sick and suffering will probably be euthanized because that's the sensible thing to do," she ...
Bakers Field Now · 8/29/2013
Las Vegas CBS KXNT – Southern Nevada’s 17-year-old Desert Tortoise Conservation Center will close by ... on Monday to correct the misconception that the animals will be euthanized on a large scale. Jeannie Stafford of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife …
Las Vegas CBS · 8/27/2013
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said those upset with the mistreatment ... However, the federal government has reportedly euthanized hundreds of desert tortoises because of lack of funding for its Desert Tortoise Conservation Center ...
The Washington Free Beacon · 4/21/2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service desert tortoise recovery coordinator Roy Averill ... Walsh said they eventually would have been euthanized anyway. Walsh said sick tortoises cannot be adopted out and she has not been contacted by any researchers …
abc40 · 8/29/2013
LAS VEGAS — News that hundreds of threatened desert ... be euthanized because that’s the sensible thing to do,” she said. She disputed the notion that budget cuts are forcing the reptiles to be put down. Although the center has housed sickly ...
Aiken Standard · 9/1/2013
With federal funds rapidly evaporating, the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center will be closed by 2014. Officials plan to euthanize hundreds of tortoises they've been caring for since the species was added in 1990 to the endangered species list.
Outside · 8/26/2013