Pittsburgh police bust business selling baby turtles.


Pittsburgh police busted a business illegal selling baby turtles on Friday.

Pittsburgh police official Twitter account (@PghPolice)

Pittsburgh police busted a business that was allegedly selling turtle hatchlings — which is illegal — authorities posted on Twitter.

In the tweet, officers said that the Humane Animal Rescue took possession of the tiny turtles after authorities executed a search warrant in the 2600 block of Brownsville Road.

The United States made it illegal to sell baby turtles (or small turtles) smaller than 4-inches long as pets in 1975 because they “harbor salmonella, a bacterium that causes a highly unpleasant

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