The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.

world turtle day

I don’t think it’s an official day which is being celebrated by people around the world, but since we are turtle family we must celebrate this special day🙂

According to Tortoise.com

Adults and children can do a few small things that can help to save turtles and tortoises for future generations:

  • Never buy a turtle or tortoise from a pet shop as it increases demand from the wild.
  • Never remove turtles or tortoises from the wild unless they are sick or injured.
  • If a tortoise is crossing a busy highway, pick it up and send it in the same direction it was going – if you try to make it go back, it will turn right around again.
  • Write letters to legislators asking them to keep sensitive habitat preserved or closed to off road vehicles, and to prevent off shore drilling that can lead to endangered sea turtle deaths.
  • Report cruelty or illegal sales of turtles and tortoises to your local animal control shelter.
  • Report the use of tiny turtles as prizes at carnivals and other events.  It’s illegal.
  • Report the sale of any turtle or tortoise of any kind less than four inches.  This is illegal to buy and sell them throughout the U.S. << we are not in U.S, so this is not yet illegal.

As a way to celebrate this day, we had our pictures edited to match the logo😉

Kame (R.I.P)

Kame (R.I.P)

Kroten

Kroten

Kurome

Kurome

Papoe

Papoe

We hope this World Turtle Day can be known by more people and that we, turtles and tortoises, can be saved and loved by more people around the world🙂

About Kroten

My name is taken from Schildkroten (Turtles in German). I am a morph Red ear Slider. My Mommy adopted me on March 19, 2008. I am the oldest in Novroz's turtle family :)

19 responses »

  1. raisingdaisy says:

    Happy World Turtle Day! I love your globe shell “costumes”!🙂

  2. I agree with you, it’s a no-go to remove an animal from the wild or to buy it in a store and it’s the worst when you dump that animal later, because your family disliked it. As it happened with Hell-mut. But now he has a good home and we try to do our best to make it as comfy as possible for him. Happy Turtles day!

    • Novroz says:

      Thank you Weima🙂
      I have seen so many people took turtle from the wild, it’s a shame…there are a lot of breeder and it’s better to get one from them than the one who lives happily in the wild. Glad to know Hell-mutt has a loving house now.

      happy turtle day to Hell-mutt too🙂

  3. just tweeted this! HAPPY HAPPY WORLD TURTLE DAY TO YOU!!

  4. KDKH says:

    Nice to hear about the 4 inch rule. Thanks!

  5. Happy World Turtle day!🙂 you guys look great!

  6. Bikramjit says:

    I will keep the vigil for sure if any pets hop is selling them..

    Happy turtles day. . Hope you gave a treat to yours being their day today…

  7. […] World Turtle Day May 23rd, 2014 — “The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive. I don’t think it’s an official day which is being celebrated by people around […]” 6 Comments […]

  8. Binky says:

    It’s good to promote this to help let people know more about turtles. Though around here, I think every day is turtle day!

  9. Misaki says:

    Happy Turtle day!

  10. […] Mommy has been quite busy lately with the report card and other school stuff so she hasn’t had the time to edit our picture like last year> World Turtle Day 2014 […]

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