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Consumption of turtle eggs, sea turtles are off-limits in Sabah


Consumption of turtle eggs

Eggs have always been considered as one of the essential parts of the human diet. They are considered one of the best sources of protein and adding them into your daily life adds a lot of nutrients to the body.


However, generally, when we talk about including eggs in our diet, we talk about chicken eggs. But, in Sabah, turtle eggs are in large demand. The demand isn't for hatching the eggs, people love to consume these eggs as well as sea turtles.


According to an official of the Sabah Wildlife Department, consumption of sea turtles, as well as their eggs, is completely banned in the sabah.

However, several people are involved in this illegal activity.