Image 1 of 1
Sea turtles are a highly traditional food throughout Oceania. Kia villagers now only eat them during ceremonies. For the funeral feast of "Queen Victoria", they harvested 12, including this big old green turtle matriarch (Chelonia mydas). The turtles are kept alive and overturned until the day of the feast. This assures the meat will stay fresh, though a few of the women complain that it's hard to watch the turtles suffer.