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By: Devereaux Bell on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.
Men negotiate over an unidentifed turtle in a turtle and tortoise shop in Guangzhou

Photo: ZUMA Press Inc

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Terrible turtle trade

Men negotiate over an unidentifed turtle in a turtle and tortoise shop in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. The large demand in China for freshwater turtles and tortoises as wild meat is threatening the very survival of many species. 70 percent of the 90 Asian freshwater turtle and tortoise species are listed as threatened.