This endangered two meter long leatherback turtle (largest and heaviest of all living turtles) was unlucky and got caught by Palestinian fishermen near Gaza City. It was slaughtered and eaten by the fishermen who said its blood was an aphrodisiac among other therapeutic qualities. A Reuters cameraman said the fishermen collected the giant turtle’s blood and gave it to children suffering from trauma and adults with back problems.
This could be graphic for some so watch it at your own discretion. 1 videoclip of the rare giant leatherback turtle killed at Gaza after the jump.