Connect with us


Another 7 Dead Turtles Found Butchered and Tied Up in Pulau Mabul, Sabah


Another 7 Dead Turtles Found Butchered And Tied Up In Malaysian Scuba Diving Spot - World Of Buzz
Source: Facebook/The Star

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Several days ago, at least 10 turtle carcasses were found lying on the beach of Pulau Bum Bum in Sabah.

Screen Shot 2017 10 02 At 3.11.49 Pm

Source: nst

Just when Malaysians are still getting over this horrifying incident, another seven carcasses were unfortunately found. Seriously, what’s wrong with these people?

On Sunday night, a tourist alerted a group of islanders on Pulau Mabul, Sabah following the carcasses discovery. One of the islanders who goes by Joe Starzz on Facebook went live at the scene.

Main Ni 0210 P17A Nurilyanna 1 11540095

Source: the star

The disheartening footage showed that a few dead turtles were tied together and floating on the Mabul waters. Apparently the poor reptiles have been gutted, and the rotten flesh was emitting a foul odour.

Based on the conversation between the islanders, the turtles were stuck to the pillar of Billabong Scuba Homestay’s jetty. Seven of them were found and another one was spotted drifting away.

“We are trying to bring these carcasses away from the island so they will not get stuck at the stilt houses and resorts on Mabul. We are not sure what to do with these, but we are just pulling them towards the open sea.”

“We are going to mark the area and will survey other sites to see if there are any more carcasses. The turtles were spotted by one of the tourists, who immediately informed us,” the Facebook user told his audience who watched the live video.

Screen Shot 2017 10 02 At 3.17.17 Pm

Source: facebook

Screen Shot 2017 10 02 At 3.21.02 Pm

Source: facebook

The Sabah Wildlife Department was alerted the next morning.

“We have sent a wildlife team to the island to retrieve the carcasses and conduct an investigation. I have also instructed all wildlife officers to conduct massive operations against turtle poaching,” director Augustine Tuuga said. 

Responding to the case last week on Pulau Bum Bum, Augustine said that only one out of eight carcasses, was found on the beach when they got there. The others must have been washed away.

However, the rangers did find some 100 bones from the dead sea turtle carcasses hidden in the bushes near some kampung.

Preliminary investigation revealed that these innocent turtles were victims of poachers, and most probably by the Bajau Laut or Pala’u community, who are sea-roaming gypsies. Besides, they’ve been spotted nearby Pulau Bum Bum of late.

Judging from the rate of turtle poaching, the extinction of these sea turtles can very soon become a reality, unless the poachers are stopped. RIP turtles. 🙁


Also read: 8 Green Turtles Found Brutally Butchered on M’sian Beach, Shells Still Intact but Eggs Missing

8 Endangered Green Turtles Allegedly Gutted And Discarded On Malaysian Beach World Of Buzz

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Wee Ft Wee Ft
News13 hours ago

Transport Minister: More Public Transport Expected To Operate At Full Capacity Next Month

As Malaysia moves into the Covid-19 endemic phase, more public transport is expected to operate if domestic tourist destinations are...

Rnr Rnr
News14 hours ago

Almost All R&Rs Along PLUS Highway Have Reopened, Those Fully Vaccinated Allowed To Dine In

As Klang Valley moves on to Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), more rest stops (R&R) have also...

Picture 1 3 Picture 1 3
News15 hours ago

The UK Eases Restriction On Fully Vaccinated Travellers From Malaysia

Fully vaccinated Malaysians are among travellers from 17 countries allowed to enter the United Kingdom (UK) without having to go...

Road Closure Simpang Pulai Cameron Highlands Road Closure Simpang Pulai Cameron Highlands
News16 hours ago

Simpang Pulai Road To Cameron Highlands Closed Indefinitely Due To Landslide

Federal Route FT 185 Section 43.9 at Jalan Simpang Pulai-Blue Valley heading to Cameron Highlands was completely closed to all...

Khairy Surprise Visit To Kajang Khairy Surprise Visit To Kajang
News1 day ago

Health Minister Makes Surprise Visit To Kajang Hospital In Plain Clothes & Without Any Entourage

Malaysian Minister of Health, YB Khairy Jamaluddin paid a surprise visit to Kajang Hospital, today. Photos of the surprise visit...

Picture 1 1 Picture 1 1
News2 days ago

HK Chef Walks Away With New RM 5.7 Million Apartment After Winning Covid-19 Vaccine Lottery!

A 35-year-old chef in Hong Kong was announced as the winner of a flat worth HK$ 10.8 million (RM 5.7...

Picture 1 Picture 1
News2 days ago

Tapah School Teacher Charged For Allegedly Committing 32 Counts Of Sexual Acts On His Male Students

A teacher of a secondary school in Tapah pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here yesterday to 32 charges...

My Post 2021 09 17T142310.254 1 My Post 2021 09 17T142310.254 1
News2 days ago

Around 1,733 LGBTQ Malaysians Have Been Sent To Religious Camps To Be ‘Nurtured’ As Of June 2021

Malaysia has always had rather strict views on the matters of the LGBTQ community. So much so, that the Malaysian...


Latest Videos