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    Why is buying turtles in Tennessee illeagel?

    I heard that buying turtles in Tennessee is illeagel, and I was just wondering why.

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    I hope they ban buying Turtles everwhere as I think they should stay where they were born "you heard of Born Free"
    It seems I read something somewhere about turtles being known carriers of a certain kind of bacteria. I think I might have read it in a pet shop. Anyway, there are a few states that don't allow or limit the sale of turtles these days.
    catgirl15

    True; this is due to a bacteria called Salmonella, which can cause intestinal illness (vomiting and diarrhea).

    Because they carry disease and it has become a Public Health concern.



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