Seized turtles head for a new life in the wild

They were flown into Hong Kong in substandard conditions, but today they're being sent home first class.

Wednesday, 5 October, 2011, 12:00am

Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage (film)

Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage is the kind of film that makes you want to grab your dusty backpack and head off for an adventure of discovery in faraway lands.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Hundreds of smuggled turtles die

Hundreds of turtles and tortoises illegally smuggled into Hong Kong have died despite frantic efforts to airlift the creatures to a care centre in the United States.

The Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden said it faced an impossible task to care for 7,500 turtles and tortoises seized by Customs officers last week.

22 Dec 2001 - 12:00am


SHELL SHOCK: Customs officers display three of around 10,000 tortoises and turtles seized at Yau Ma Tei public cargo loading area yesterday, the largest such seizure in Hong Kong. Four drivers were arrested.

12 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Turtle trader fined

A businessman who kept 10 giant turtles on the balcony of his flat was given a two-month jail sentence, suspended for two years. Ng Keung, 43, admitted cruelty and illegally trading in turtles. He was fined $1,000 in Eastern Court and ordered to pay $5,000 costs.

21 May 1997 - 12:00am

Two held in turtle raid

Thirteen turtles were seized from a Yuen Long market and a man, 42, and a woman, 31, were arrested in an operation by police and the SPCA.

3 May 1997 - 12:00am

Turtles worth $120,000 seized from balcony in raid

Ten turtles worth more than $120,000 were seized from a Wan Chai flat by Agriculture and Fisheries Department officers yesterday.

The owner of the turtles, a 35-year-old man, was taken for questioning.

Department veterinary of ficer Dr Howard Wong Kai-hay said the trader had been selling turtles to rich residents as a gimmick for between $8,000 and $12,000.

30 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Learning from the past

I REFER to Penny Lee's letter headlined, 'Harmony' (South China Morning Post, August 24) and feel she should study more history.

Although I was born during World War II and can remember nothing about it as I was an infant, I have learned a lot about it since.

By remembering the war, we learn more about life.

30 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Turtle theft

A MONGKOK herb tea shop lost cash and turtles worth $64,000 in a burglary yesterday. The raiders prized open a rear gate to the ground-floor Nathan Road shop and took 30 turtles, worth $62,000, and $2,000 cash. The turtles are used to make Chinese herb puddings.

29 Jan 1993 - 12:00am