Nearly all species of sea turtles are endangered because they suffer from poaching and over-exploitation. Everything from their flesh, eggs, and even their skin and shells are sold at local markets in some parts of the world.
When a man noticed two gigantic live sea turtles being sold for meat, he bought them for $50 dollars. He drove 5 kilometers up the road and released them back into the ocean!
“Found these at the local market got them for 50 bucks drove 5km up the road and let them go,” writes Arron Culling on Facebook.
Culling carries the turtle so that he can release them back to the ocean.
Culling has done this many times before. He and his co-worker buy them at local markets out of his own pocket.
These turtles are so lucky to have the opportunity of going back home. It’s all thanks to the kind heart of Culling and his co-worker.
Just like these volunteers forming a human wall to guide baby turtles safely to sea, animals sometimes need our help. Knowing that there are people like Culling who go out of their way to save live sea turtles and release them back into the ocean restores your faith in humanity.
Please share this kind gesture of a man rescuing two live sea turtles from a local market with your friends and family.