Save The Indian Star Tortoises
In 2018, we stopped by ACRES: Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Singapore) to find out more about their big move to give a few precious lives a second chance.
A chance that was taken away from them because these Indian star tortoises were taken from the wild in India, smuggled into Singapore to meet the demand for exotic pets. Over 10,000 tortoises suffer this fate every year.
26th November 2018 marked a landmark event for these tortoises, as ACRES reverses the whole process by sending these tortoises rescued in Singapore back to the wild in India, where they truly belong.
ACRES does not receive government funding and they urgently needed help to raise a remaining $30,000 required so they could bring every tortoise home.