More than 15,000 green sea turtles are slaughtered in Bali each year, even though they are considered endangered in most of the world and a law in Indonesia prohibits catching, possessing, or eating the animal. Environmentalists say more sea turtles are killed in Bali than any other place in the world. Eating turtle meat is an integral part of Balinese celebrations, however, and catching one turtle can bring hunters the equivalent of more than two-month’s pay for an average worker.

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