The endangered turtles are still being fished out and sold in markets for human consumption. But these two friends took it upon themselves and go out of their way to save as many as they can.
When Aaron Culling and his friend, Mark, found a pair of sea turtles on sale at a local food market in Papua New Guinea, they immediately purchased them for 50 bucks. Instead of making themselves some tasty turtle soup, Aaron drove 5 km towards the beach. There, he released the turtles back to the ocean!
As many countries allow marine turtle fishing, almost all types of sea turtles are now in danger of extinction. They are sold in markets and slain for their meat, skin, eggs, and shells. Apparently, many people have developed a taste for turtle meat and eggs, and others even use them for medicinal purposes among other things.