Blinded Turtle Finds New Home in Aquarium

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The Archelon rescue centre in Greece previously looking after Homer believes this is what happened to him. Fishermen in Greece deliberately blinding turtles? Tags: UK greece animal rescue turtles I'm not posting this because of the rescue (which is a good thing), but because of HOW this turtle was blinded. From the BBC. The aquarium said it hoped Homer would help raise awareness about the plight of his species.

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In ancient Greece and China, if you were suspected to have tuberculosis, doctors would burn your spit with a stone or hot flame and interpret the fume’s odor.). Long before CAT scans, X-rays, blood samples and colonoscopies, physicians used the good sense they were born with: their sense of smell. That’s because bacterias, cancers and infections create unique smells. Sweet, fruity breath could mean diabetes. A foul-smelling wound might spell an infection. Liver disease?

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Several countries, including Austria, Bolivia, Colombia, Greece, Peru, Britain and Paraguay, have already imposed or approved bans. To the Editor: Re “ Worry Under the Big Top as Mexico City Moves to Ban Circus Animals ” (news article, June 15): Mexico City joins the growing list of cities that have banned the exploitation of animals in circuses. Why is the United States lagging so far behind?