Desert tortoises living in the southwestern regions of the US are presently listed as an endangered species.
Hence the fact that many conservationists will probably not take lightly to the fact that hundreds such animals currently living at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center near Las Vegas, Nevada might soon be euthanized.
Ecorazzi tells us that, “courtesy” of a serious lack of funds, said animal sanctuary is expected to close at the end of 2014.
The desert tortoises that are young and in good health will be released into the wild.
Those that are in poor shape, and therefore unable to fend for themselves, will be put to sleep, the same source informs us.
People working at and running the Conservation Center maintain that, all things considered, euthanasia is the best option for these animals.