No, we can't eat sea turtles here in the U.S., but otherwise, as long as you're not making a meal of a threatened or endangered species, you are allowed to eat turtles. Eat turtles, eat rabbits, eat guinea pig. Turtle jelly. Additionally, people may use other parts of the turtle for products, including the oil, cartilage, skin and shell. The amount at this spot will vary widely by species, but the meat at this point is the best-tasting part of a turtle if you bake or fry it. Every country and culture has their unique food preferences, some places will cook and eat tarantulas, some places eat eels. The beaks of meat-eating turtles are sharp and ridged. Yes, some places have recipes for it. They are best when prepared in a soup or goulash. They eat water plants, dead animals, snails, aquatic insects and crayfish. A turtle's arms and legs, or fins, are also edible. The Chinese eat soft or hard-shelled turtles, the latter preferred by some while others prefer the meat of those from the turtle when it is with soft-shell. Our hope at SEE Turtles is to help residents who live near turtle habitat earn income from tourism or involvement in conservation efforts. Turtles are no threat to game fish. Musk turtles eat mollusks, plants, small fish and insects. They also like to keep underground meth labs in there homes. At the point where the fins meet the main body, you will find the majority of a turtle's meat. They can do serious damage to the hand of an unwary human, while the beaks of herbivorous turtles and tortoises have serrated edges ideal for cutting fibrous plants. Compared to other reptiles, the bites of turtles and tortoises are relatively weak. So therefore turtles DO eat people. It is all a part of life. Species Affected: The most commonly eaten sea turtle meat comes from the green sea turtle. Missouri has 18 kinds of turtles, and all but three are protected. Most turtles are omnivores; they eat a variety of different things, depending on their species. They won't bite unless picked up. However, loggerheads, ridleys, and occasionally hawksbills and leatherbacks are also consumed by humans in various regions around the world. Turtles are beneficial scavengers. If you think drinking raw hearts of animals were a part of fancy fiction only, it is true people in Vietnam eat cobra heart and drink its blood. Our view is not that people who collect turtle eggs to sell or consume or hunt them for their meat are bad people; deciding between feeding one's family and protecting a wild animal is a difficult decision. Turtles then and now were known as hai gui or kuei, also jia yu. Kids and pregnant women eat them, and people put them in their drinks at bars.” Locals carry bags of harvested turtle eggs in Ostional, Costa Rica as a … Some species of freshwater turtle are plentiful in the US and they are not protected, so eating is allowed, but in parts of Asia, the endangered sea turtle is routinely caught illegally and eaten. Swimmers should not fear turtle. Most people do not make distinctions between those with or without the armor or shell. After this process there is a family of flesh eating poo turtles. Even eating carrots, beets, and radishes require the life of the plant as payment for you to live. It is all a part of life. Given the slow growth rate of sea turtles, this is a tragedy in the making.