Calif. bans imports of non-native turtles, frogs for food markets

03/6/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The California Fish and Game Commission approved a ban on the importation of non-native frogs and turtles for human consumption. "Our prime motivation was a concern for the impact of such exotic animals on our native wildlife species," said commissioner Michael Sutton. The ban does not cover imports for the pet industry.

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