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Trawling threatens turtle nesting

Olive Ridley turtles’ famous nesting site in India's coastal state of Orissa is under threat due to trawling. Orissa is one of the few remaining mass nesting sites for the Olive Ridleys in the world and scientists believe that thousands of turtles are caught and drowned in the nets of illegal trawlers.

According to Biswajit Mohanty of the Society of Orissa, "We are very convinced turtles will eventually abandon the nesting beach," he said. "They are never going to adapt to that level of disruption."

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The fishing industry is contributing to the disappearance of aquatic creatures and disrupting their environment. As long as humanity puts pleasure and profit before compassion and responsibility, we are failing to be good stewards of God’s Creation; thus causing misery to ourselves and the rest of God’s creatures. The transition to a plant-based diet could help reverse the damage done to the environment.

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