non CITES protected chelonians in the markets 

Malayemys subtrijuga - Malayan Snail-eating Turtle

30 RMB ($4 US) per kilogram

Cambodia, China, Indonesia : Jawa, Sumatera, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia : Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam

The snail eaters in the turtle market were in absolutely horrible condition.  Most were dead and the rest looked like they were on their way out as well.  The price on them was also amongst the lowest of all species likely due to their dietary preferences and therefore taste.



World Chelonian Trust

PO Box 1445

Vacaville, CA




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