How TMNT Inadvertently Caused An Environmental Crisis
Children in the United Kingdom went so turtle crazy in the early '90s, red-eared terrapins became an invasive species.By Cliff Judy | August 5, 2014
The movie is set for release Friday. (Via Getty Images)
And how could any child of the '80s or '90s— while staying loyal to the original brand — not at least be curious about what the latest version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" will bring to the big screen? (Via Paramount Pictures / "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles")
But The Daily Beast notes a beef environmentalists in the United Kingdom have with the half-shell heroes that dates back to those original years. Turns out, turtles as pets turned the red-eared terrapin from the U.S. into an invasive species in the U.K.