Pledge To Avoid Turtleshell
When traveling in Latin America and the Caribbean, I pledge to shop carefully at souvenir shops and look for and avoid any products made of turtleshell, including bracelets, earrings, rings, guitar picks, combs, and fans.
When I find turtleshell for sale, I will let the vendors know that I only purchase from stores that are turtle-friendly.
Instead, I will look for and purchase locally-made and eco-friendly products.
And I will encourage my friends and family to avoid turtleshell products and share this campaign with them.
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