We demand the immediate return of the relocated Lantau cattle.

Association For Tai O Environment and Development

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Environmental Petition

We demand the immediate return of the relocated Lantau cattle.

536 SIGNATURES OBTAINED, THIS CAMPAIGN ENDED ON June 1, 2014

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Since the cattle relocation various volunteers have visited the Lantau cattle in Sai Kung. During these frequent visits since January it has been observed that the cattle relocated to Chong Hing Water Sports Centre are exhibiting worrying behavior. This includes wandering long distances, health and emotional issues due to the unsuitable location that was chosen by the AFCD and the loss of their family/group/herd members. On February 9th 2014 Lantau cattle in the Sai Kung area were found shivering due to the rain and cold temperatures. They were stressed and panicking due to the lack of shelter in this area. The mother cows were abandoning their calves in the trees which is uncharacteristic behavior, as on Lantau the Mothers and calves would seek shelter together from the cold. Other Lantau cattle and calves with injuries have also been found in Sai Kung since the relocation by the AFCD.

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From Ho Pui Han Chairwoman Tai O Environment and Development Association:

We demand the immediate return of the relocated Lantau cattle.
Since the cattle relocation various volunteers have visited the Lantau cattle in Sai Kung. During these frequent visits since January it has been observed that the cattle relocated to Chong Hing Water Sports Centre are exhibiting worrying behavior. This includes wandering long distances, health and emotional issues due to the unsuitable location that was chosen by the AFCD and the loss of their family/group/herd members.

On February 9th 2014 Lantau cattle in the Sai Kung area were found shivering due to the rain and cold temperatures. They were stressed and panicking due to the lack of shelter in this area. The mother cows were abandoning their calves in the trees which is uncharacteristic behavior, as on Lantau the Mothers and calves would seek shelter together from the cold. Other Lantau cattle and calves with injuries have also been found in Sai Kung since the relocation by the AFCD.

There is also a problem with the #3 female cow from the Mui wo herd. It was found relocated to Shek Pik . This cow was picked up for treatment by the AFCD in Mui Wo on August 13th 2013, by Dr Stephen and Dr Cathy with LBA Ho Loy in attendance. This Female cow was not returned to Mui Wo after it’s treatment instead it was dropped in Shek Pik. We would like to know why? The #3 cow was in terrible condition when found in Shek Pik virtually skin and bones!

Some cattle relocated to Shek Pik have migrated to Ngong Ping and have been found to have injuries including a calf. The Ngong Ping area that they are staying in is not a good environment. They are now learning to beg for food from tourists and restaurants due to hunger during the winter months. The Sai Kung cattle in Ngong Ping are also surrounded by people taking photos, which is very stressful for the mother and her calf.

The AFCD has acknowledged that their relocation programme began in November 2013. Since that time the relocated cattle have not acclimatized to their new locations in a healthy or stress free manner. We feel the relocated cattle should be returned to their original home as soon as possible as their conditions have deteriorated since relocation. We hope that the AFCD in the spirit of conservation and on humanitarian grounds will return the relocated cattle immediately before they suffer any more physical or psychological torment.

If your department (AFCD CATTLE TEAM) continues to turn a blind eye to the problems the relocated cattle are facing due to ill treatment. We will have no choice but to take this matter to a higher government authority. We will not rule out taking legal action against the AFCD in regards to the harm that has befallen the relocated cattle since the undue relocation.

Please reply immediately regarding this letter!

Regards, HO Pui Han
Chairman of the Tai O Environment and Development Association
Lantau Cattle Concern Group
Friends of Mui Wo Cattle
Lantau Buffalo Association
Eco Association

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This petition was started by Association For Tai O Environment and Development on February 12, 2014, with an end date of June 1, 2014.

本會成立於1999年,由一群關注大澳規劃發展及生態環境的大澳居民組成,主要目的是回應政府大澳重整規劃。創立成員有何佩嫻女士及黃惠琼女士,成員有大澳教師、地區文化工作者、藝術家、社工、大學講師、學生、文員等各行各業的大澳原居民及居民,同時亦包括區外關注大澳的市民。協會成立之後的十多年來,我們一直關注大澳的生態環境及歷史文化保育問題,並就此向政府提交多份建議書。我們亦舉辦多次的生態,文化考察團,並與多間本港大,中,小學及青年中心合作進行生態文化考察及活動。

The association was established in 1999 and consists of a group of Tai O residents who are concerned about Tai O's planning and development and ecological environment. The main purpose is to respond to the government's Tai O re-planning. The founding members include Ms. He Peiyu and Ms. Huang Huiqiong. The members include Tai O teachers, regional cultural workers, artists, social workers, university lecturers, students, clerks and other major residents and residents of Tai O, as well as outside Australia. Citizens. For more than ten years since the establishment of the association, we have been paying attention to the ecological environment and historical and cultural conservation issues in Tai O, and have submitted a number of proposals to the government. We have also organized many ecological and cultural study tours and conducted eco-cultural studies and activities in collaboration with a number of local, primary, secondary and youth centres in Hong Kong. Now, our cultural and ecological conservation work has been extended to the whole territory.


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