Tesco are selling live turtles in packets?
It appears that Tesco are selling and butchering live turtles in their stores, which looks like pretty awful PR doesn't it?
Naturally, there's an online petition about it all, which you can read and sign here.
The petition says that the undersigned are "absolutely horrified at the barbaric sale of live, packaged turtles by Tesco (and other massive supermarkets most of us use) in China and demand that you set an example and STOP this horrific business NOW."
It goes on to say: "Tesco is responsible for all stages of these creatures' tortured existence from being farmed in terrible conditions, packaged in boxes to live on supermarket shelves gasping for life, to their customers' no doubt random slaughtering techniques. When the turtles are killed in the shop they are butchered by having their heads cut off and crushed with no pre-stunning. At times they don't die for a hour."
"It gets worse, one can also buy live baby turtles in water as a key ring and live bull frogs, kept in heartbreaking conditions.The suffering inflicted on these animals is so extreme that if it took place in the UK, Tesco directors would undoubtedly face criminal charges."
There's a lot of guesswork and assumption in the petition, but that should stop you from looking into it all if you care about such matters. Tesco, it is over to you to clear this one up. Oh, and add your own Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles jokes.