Beware of Illegal Turtlesale.com
Posted 18 July 2006 - 03:06 AM
Posted 18 July 2006 - 04:21 AM
Turtlesale has long been the dirt of the industry and many are caught unaware of thier dealings until after the fact.
Posted 18 July 2006 - 05:56 AM
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 08:56 AM
Wow, I honestly do not know where to start. My name is Mark and my sister works for The Federal Bureau of Investigation over in California. Well, about a month ago I ordered a Mississippi Map turtle from turtlesale.com. It came in a cardboard envelope with a tiny plastic crate inside. The package said "contains free sample turtle food" and nothing more. Well, the turtle inside had been crushed during the shipping. I joined their forums to try and read up on turtles to see if this is common at turtlesale.com I told my sister, and she had told me something I hadn't known. According to something called The Lacey Act Amendments, it is a federal offense to mislabel a packages containing a live animal within it. Under these amendments are guidelines for the Humane and Healthful Transport of Wild Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians in the United States. One of these being that the package must clearly state "Contains Live Animal". Well moving forward... I was nervous if I had participated in a crime by receiving a parcel in an illegal manner so I posted on turtlesale.com forums and asked if they shipped in accordance with this law. Mysteriously my post vanished. Last night, I responded to someone's concern about the 4" law by the FDA and had mentioned the Lacey Act and the FDA. Well, I wake up this morning with a harassing message from one of the Admins saying I am not supposed to talk about it and 10 minutes later I am banned off the site. To me, it seemed like something indeed was fishy here so my sister opened a case under fraud, has contacted the SPCA, Fish and Game, The FDA, and Domestic Animal and Wildlife Rescue. I wonder if they silence many members in this fashion. If so, they finally made the mistake of doing it to someone in direct contact with the FBI and I hope nobody has to go through what I did of opening a cardboard envelope to find a crushed turtle. I have saved the packaging, and it is now going to be taken as evidence, so I hope I can stop this from happening again to anyone.
YES! Its about time those *censored* got what they had comming for them.
Posted 26 July 2006 - 03:18 PM
Truly a very sad thing to read about - let alone receive in the mail.
Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:06 PM
" stick their lousy web site" and never looked back again. I apreciate this post a lot. Good job bringing it to peoples attention. You will NOT find that kind of treatment on this forum, infact I havent seen a rude post in the whole lot! People are great and respectful here
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 01:27 PM
Posted 27 December 2006 - 03:27 PM
I was asking him if i would need a different tank temperature from having a FL softie or a E spiny.. and he said no there isnt any thing that is different.. that threw me off a little bit. then i asked if Pebbles or Small rocks would be alright and he said they would be . and i ended up ending the conversation right there.
So im glad i didnt get hit with this like others have.. even tho im eager to get new pets.. and im a Impulse buyer im glad i took my instinct on the attitude that he displayed.
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