Tortoises to be euthanized as sanctuary goes broke

Tortoises to be euthanized as sanctuary goes broke

The ones protecting the vulnerable desert tortoise may be the biggest threat for the species. The ones who were protecting the species till now in a conservation reserve outside Las Vegas have decided to euthanize these.

Earlier, the developers worked to keep the animal safe by shielding it against the intrusive hikers by the threat of prison time. But the tortoise is now under the threat of the organizers who had nurtured it. According to U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the desert tortoise recovery coordinator Roy Averill-Murray; this is not a good option. He dubbed this maneuver as `evil'.

The reason behind this evil step is that the Federal funds have fallen short at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center. The officials have decided to shut down the site and euthanize hundreds of the tortoises. The day the species made its entry into endangered species list in 1990, the organizers had taken pains to protect it.

The Bureau of Land Management has spent money on holding and research facility. The fees to house the cosseted animal has increased and the sanctuary has found it difficult to cope with the $1 million annual budget.

According to BLM spokeswoman Hillerie Patton, "With the money going down and more and more tortoises coming in, it never would have added up".


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