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Bill Would Lift Turtle Ban

Lifting of 31-year-old ban would allow sale of potentially Salmonella-bearing turtles. By Rose Hoban Turtles are cute. They wiggle their legs and retract their heads into their shells. Children find them irresistible. And they are well-documented harbors for bacteria, such as Salmonella. That’s why the FDA banned the sale of turtles less than four inches […]