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  • Australian ambassador to Cambodia shared photo of giant softshell turtle meal
  • He deleted the post and apologised after learning the species is endangered
  • Species is considered a delicacy and is threatened due to human consumption

 

An Australian ambassador has been criticised after he shared a photograph online of him eating an endangered soft shell turtle in Cambodia.

 

Pablo Kang, Australia's representative in Cambodia, was forced to issue a grovelling apology after posting the images of his meal to Twitter while visiting the nation.

 

The Asian giant softshell turtle is regarded as a 'high status' food and is now endangered because it is eaten by humans.  

 

read more https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8741075/Australian-diplomat-Cambodia-slammed-eating-endangered-turtle.html

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Ignorant fool....:whistling:

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Another politician apologizing....

That's gonna help.

 

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oops, but it was finger licking good even if it was moving slow on his plate.

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6 hours ago, Lacessit said:

Do you check everything you eat beforehand to ensure it is not coming from an endangered species?

He should have known when the shell wasn't crunchy

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I have to admit I have eaten turtle soup on numerous occasions in the past & enjoyed it very much.

30 years later I would not

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First of all , endangered species should not be served as a ' dish ' in Restaurants .

Clearly the Cambodians , ( and their ' non existing ' laws about animal protection are at fault here ) .

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2 hours ago, soalbundy said:

He should have known when the shell wasn't crunchy

I wasn't able to tell the difference between corned beef, corned emu and corned kangaroo.

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When in Rome do as... Should have just stayed with the local "specialties" 

Rat lok lak and Ratoshake 

 

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Rat in ice Cambodia.jpg

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