10 Year Member!
Platinum Tortoise Club
- Jan 23, 2008
- Location (City and/or State)
- Clovis, CA
He pleaded guilty and had some endangered. It was over like a 2 year period they were investigating this. I think this is a legit bust.I want more info. Were the turtles purchased legally? How was he "smuggling" them? Lots of buzz words thrown around in that article and the .gov types have been busting a lot of people lately for no good reason other than they are animal rightists and don't like people to have animals.
If this guy broke laws and did something wrong, then I'm glad he got busted. I'm just not going to assume he did something wrong because the feds say so. They lie, cheat and steal on a regular basis.
I read that, BUT... Sometimes they threaten you with worse and its just easier to go along with them railroading you. You and I have a lot of fight in us (Possibly even to our own detriment...), but a lot of people just take it and don't want to, or know how to, fight the federal government.He pleaded guilty and had some endangered. It was over like a 2 year period they were investigating this. I think this is a legit bust.
(EUGENE, Ore.—A Chinese national pleaded guilty today for directing a scheme whereby hundreds of endangered and vulnerable turtles were purchased in the U.S. and smuggled via U.S. mail and commercial airline flights to China.)