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Turtle Alert: Parents aren’t the only ones...

TIMES STAFF WRITER

Turtle Alert: Parents aren’t the only ones bracing for the return of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to network TV this fall. The Los Angeles-based American Tortoise Rescue worries that the show will spur demand for pet turtles. The group said that turtle sales soared a decade ago in response to an earlier show based on the Ninja Turtles but that many pets died of neglect.

Denise Gellene can be reach via fax at (213) 237-4440 or e-mail at denise.gellene@latimes.com


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