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Sai Kung is well-known for its roaming feral cattle. Due to increasing development and clearing of their natural habitats, the cattle have come more into contact with roads and vehicles in the last few years. SKBW, Friends of Sai Kung (FSK) and recently SKCA have been requesting a cattle grid over the last 5 years.
Sai Kung Cattle Angel (Ell Tam) and Sai Kung Buffalo Watch (Carol Biddell and Karina O’Carroll) seek public support for the installation of a cattle grid within Sai Kung at the junction before the road splits to Man Yee Road / Sai Wan Road, within Sai Kung Country Park.
A cattle grid will help humanely manage the movements of Sai Kung’s feral cattle, with the priority being to minimize traffic and bovine conflict.
We have and are considering…
- Public Safety
- Vehicle / foot / bicycle traffic
- Adventure races in the area
Right now, most departments involved have agreed that there is a need to trial a cattle grid in our region, so long as there is public support. We now seek your support via signature, for the positioning of a grid at the junction BEFORE the road splits to Man Yee Road / Sai Wan Road, within Sai Kung Country Park.
SKBW and SKCA, will continue to monitor and respond to any and all cattle issues in the region.
To Commissioner for Transport and Director of Water Supplies,
We, the undersigned, hereby petition the AFCD, Transport Department, Highways Department, Sai Kung District Council, Hong Kong Police, and Water Supplies Department to install ‘cattle grids’ to protect the lives of feral cattle and enhance road safety for all road users in Sai Kung.
Below is our proposal:
What are “cattle grids”? ‘Cattle grids’ are a commonly used method for humane management of animal movements in many countries and there is already one actively used on a privately owned property in Sai Kung, with high success. Feedback from the private property was that the cattle grid did its job keeping the cows from their premises and also they had no accidents reported with the grid.
Actual grid on the private property, with swing gate to the right for pedestrian / bicycle use. Proposed location for the first cattle grid: The junction before the road splits to Man Yee Road / Sai Wan Road, within Sai Kung Country Park. Many thanks to AFCD and Sai Kung residents for their positive response to the on-going cattle issues and looking out for these harmless animals.
Carol, Karina and Ell from Sai Kung Cattle Angel (SKCA)
Sai Kung Buffalo Watch (SKBW)
Friends of Sai Kung (FSK)
This petition was started by Karina O'Carroll on April 8, 2016, with an end date of April 30, 2016.
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