Fuck Tesco/特易購

在英國的任何一個角落你都可以看到一家Tesco 就像7-11跟全家綁架台灣的手法 英國在tesco的污染下變得更灰色 不管你是不是做樂生運動與反不反資本主義是另外一回事 我都建議你抵制這樣的企業 因為你的消費支持著這個新自由主義經濟 讓政府毫不慚愧的說這是人民想要的未來……..
(有些字是黑色的 請自己反白看 我懶得修了)

TurtlescoTesco Turtle Petition

To: Sir Terrence Leahy, the Chief Executive of Tesco,
Tesco House, PO Box 44, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Herts, EN8 9SL

We, the undersigned, hereby strongly urge you to cease selling live turtles for food at your stores in China.

To farm, sell and butcher live turtles for food in your stores in China is unacceptable to us all.

To allow your customers to take home live turtles for food, to kill them in any way they wish, is not only unacceptable, but against the moral and animal welfare values we all hold.

We feel that your company has turned its back on your UK customer and public values, in search of profit in China. This is seen as an insult to the people who made Tesco what it is, the same customers who will now decide whether they want their money to be used in this way.

For the reasons above, we urge you to reconsider and stop the activity of selling live turtles for food in China.

Yours Sincerely,

The Undersigned.


The aim of this Petition.


The aim of this petition is to persuade Tesco to cease selling live turtles in China.Here is a BBC video report, part of which shows the turtles in a Tesco store in China. Look at the larger turtles kept in the high level blue coloured tanks, then the smaller ones kept below. The turtles are kept in these brightly lit cramped conditions while they await their fate of being butchered alive. You can view the video HERE

We are asking Tesco to cease selling Chinese softshell turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis) due to conservation and animal welfare issues surrounding this activity.

Conservation and Animal Welfare are the responsibility of us all Worlwide, please take the time to read the issues and give your support. By failing to say NO are we not saying YES and condoning the possible extinction and inhumane killing of these turtles ?


Tesco are Wolrdwide, this is not just a UK Issue.
“Tesco currently operates in 12 countries and has plans at various levels of development to enter a further 3. To read about Tesco’s activity in a certain country, please click on that country on the map
HERE.”
Tescopoly


Fresh & Easy in the USA are Tesco who butcher turtles alive in China
The Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market chain in the USA are TESCO.
The Fresh & Easy chain opening soon in the USA are TESCO trading under another name.


Conservation – Reasons (3)
(Barbara Maas – Care for the Wild International )

Reason 1 – Threat of extinction.
Two thirds of the world’s turtles are threatened with extinction.
For Asian species, the figure is 75%. This is primarily the result of human consumption.
Despite legislation restricting trade in many turtle species, enforcement is weak, and many internationally and nationally protected species still find their way onto Chinese plates.
Up to 20 million turtles a year are consumed in China, and in 2000 alone, 25 tons were imported from Sumatra each week.
Any action that endorses or participates in this devastating trade pushes wild turtles one step closer to extinction.

Reason 2 – Wild population hunting.
Turtle farming does not eliminate hunting pressures on wild populations and represents a major threat to the survival of wild turtles.
Successive generations of farm-raised turtles show a marked decrease in reproductive capability. Farms therefore rely on supplementing existing stocks with wild-caught individuals. Wild turtles are also caught to establish new breeding facilities.
Turtle species on farms are hybridised and escape into the wild, and high levels of parasites and water-born pollutants are discharged into the environment. Turtle farms therefore also endanger the health and viability of local wildlife.
Chinese consumers believe that wild-caught individuals possess more potent tonic qualities. Wild turtles therefore continue to be exploited.


Reason 3 – Threatened Species
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists the sole remaining species of soft shell turtle sold in Tesco’s Chinese outlets, the Chinese softshell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis), as Vulnerable as a result of harvesting for food.
This means that Pelodiscus sinensis “is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the medium-term” as a result of population reduction.
Because of the reasons set out under reason 1 and 2, Tesco should therefore cease all live turtle sales in its Chinese stores, including those of Pelodiscus sinensis.



Butchered Alive !
Photo: J Amato
Animal Welfare – Inhumane Killing
( Paul Davis – Turtlesco )

Tesco butcher these turtles while they are still alive, with no pre stunning. The procedure used to butcher them is to cut the head off and then to crush it.

Until the head is correctly crushed, destroying the brain, the turtle can remain conscious throughout the procedure. If the head is not correctly crushed, the turtle’s severed head can continue to remain conscious for up to an hour before it dies.

These turtles are known to move their neck and head with lightning speed and can easily withdraw into their shell ( shown HERE ). This can make the butchering task very unpredictable and far from easy, only prolonging the pain and suffering of the turtle while it is being butchered ALIVE.


Clifford Warwick a leading Turtle expert has stated, ” …….. Tesco are way off the mark with their ill-informed conclusion re soft shelled turtles that: ” … these turtles keep their heads out of the shell and can be beheaded easily … “.
Not only is it not a simple matter to decapitate these turtles when their head is extended (
because they are highly mobile , fast and elastic movers – often causing a bit of the head to be chopped off ) but also they commonly keep their head in, which they are very capable of doing!
Further, crushing the hard skull is itself notoriously unpredictable …… “


A customer can choose to have the turtle they have purchased butchered alive in the supermarket, or they can choose to take the turtle home to end its life in whatever manner they choose, before cooking and eating it.

If any of you are unaware of how turtles can be killed in China, or feel that there is not an urgent need to sign this petition, here is a VERY GRAPHIC animation to help show you why your signature is very much needed.
sign the fucking petition :

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4 Comments

  1. Please stop butchering these beautiful animals

  2. This is absolutely despicable – I will never step inside a Tesco’s again…………………

  3. I’m leaving and I’m taking my friends with me :[

  4. murdering these vulnerable creatures represents the brutal ugly face of human greed and devastating destructive nature- boycott Tesco now!


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