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ends 07 Dec 2018, 11:59 PM

We would like to share some great news with you. We are thrilled to announce the repatriation of more than 50 rescued Indian star tortoises, set to happen this November! Not only will these victims of the illegal wildlife trade be given a second chance, but the repatriation project will also send a strong message against the illicit and cruel wildlife trade.

As a non-profit organisation running solely on donations, YOU have a crucial part in making this possible! ALL donations will be used to fund our repatriation project that includes expenses such as transportation, veterinary tests, permits, animal care and monitoring equipment.

With your donation, Surya, one among the tortoises waiting to see the wild again, will have more of a freedom and space to forage, find food and show full commitment to his favourite activity - dashing around. Heard that tortoises are slow? Surya is sure to change your mind!

The Illegal Wildlife Trade of Indian Star Tortoises

We talk about illegal wildlife trade a lot at ACRES but do you know the sheer scale of it and the cruelty involved within it? Estimated 10,000 to 20,000 Indian star tortoises are poached from the wild and smuggled every year out of India to meet the demand for exotic pets in countries including Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.

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About The Charity

ACRES is a pioneering Singapore-based charity with a sole aim to advocate for an end to animal cruelty in Asia. We have five focus areas: Tackling Wildlife Crime, Humane Education, Promoting Cruelty-Free Living, Community Outreach, and Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation.

Since our founding in May 2001, ACRES has helped effect several environmental shifts that pushed Singapore forward in the animal protection movement. Alongside collaborative efforts with governmental agencies, we seek to nurture a responsible society from grassroots level to the individual homes where animals are treated with compassion and respect.


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