You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.
Associated Press
A wounded giant sea turtle receives care after it was seized from poachers, at Turtle Park in Serangan, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on Monday.

Saved from the menu

DENPASAR, Indonesia – Indonesian police confiscated 33 endangered sea turtles believed to be headed for local restaurants on the resort island of Bali.

Bali police spokesman Col. Hariadi said Monday the turtles were seized from a boat off the coast. He said crewmen who were believed to be waiting to unload them escaped as police arrived.

Hariadi, who uses one name, said they included green turtles and hawksbill turtles weighing between 65 and 130 pounds.

Turtle meat remains a delicacy among Balinese despite threats by animal welfare groups of a tourist boycott of the island.

Indonesia has banned trade and consumption of endangered turtles.