Help free the Tesco turtles!
Get Active for the Tesco Turtles!
Animal abuse is animal abuse no matter where in the world it is happening. Don’t let this British company get away with it.
Sign the One World Wildlife online
petition demanding Tesco stop selling live turtles.
Complain to Tesco
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Let your friends know about the Tesco turtles and get them involved here.
Freephone: 0845 6004411
Write: Philip Clarke (Group Chief Executive), Tesco, Tesco House, PO Box 44, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Herts, EN8 9SL
Use our letter template below – or even better write your own:
As a customer of Tesco, I was deeply upset to find out that you are selling live turtles in your stores in China.
China has no animal welfare laws. Turtles are decapitated in-store or taken home and gutted or boiled alive by customers with no training in slaughter methods. Research has shown that there is no method of killing turtles for food that is humane. As a British business, Tesco should follow British welfare standards in all your stores. If the methods used in China were used here, Tesco would be liable to prosecution under existing animal welfare legislation.
By promoting the sale of live turtles, Tesco is putting wild populations at serious threat. Please end this cruel and unsustainable trade in live animals immediately. I look forward to your response.”
"Wild animals sold by Tesco are
captured, tortured and slaughtered
in the most horrible ways imaginable.
Clearly, every little hurts."
Hayley Mills, Viva! patron and star of ITV’s Wild at Heart
"Already threatened by habitat destruction and pollution, turtles now
have an unlikely but formidable foe - Tesco. It is unacceptable to allow
an animal to suffer in this manner. It is also hypocritical for a
British supermarket to sanction this kind of slaughter when Tesco's
would not allow animals to be killed in such an inhumane way in Britain."
Sanjida O'Connell, presenter of BBC's Nature's Calendar