Turtle Tunnels by West Japan Railway Company Save Turtles and Trains Too

Turtle Tunnels by West Japan Railway Company Save Turtles and Trains Too

We live in a world where people don’t really have the time to care for other people. But fortunately, we also live in a world that live for the betterment or people and animals too. Animal lovers in Japan and the world are praising and showering accolades at the collaboration between West Japan Railway Company and Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe. In a world where people push and elbow each other to get into a train, these people have designed and built tunnels that allow turtles to walk under the rails completely. For those who don’t know, turtles have been a cause of many train accidents in Japan. railroads in Japan. These turtles wander onto their tracks and get stuck between the switching rails. When the switches flip, they fail to close completely due to the turtles’ bodies. This causes train accidents and of course they deeply hurt the turtles too. It’s brutal to witness something like this happen to little creatures while safeguarding human life is also very important.

These tunnels have turned the ordeal into a win-win for the turtles and trains too. I’m glad the cute animals now have a way out and around. Good news is, since this system was implemented in April, people have spotted at least 10 turtles using the tunnels. How touching!

[ Via : Yahoo ]