Weekly News Digest 6 - 12 February 2016
Date: 12 February 2016
On wildlife conservation:
Hong Kong Customs seized two pieces of suspected scheduled animal skin and about 48 kilograms of suspected European eel, an endangered species, at Hong Kong International Airport.
The Buddhist practice is based on the belief that humans can be reincarnated in any animal form. By releasing seafood such as crabs, fish and clams back into the sea, but the chances of horseshoe crabs surviving the ordeal are slim, especially if they are released near piers where the water is more polluted and they fail to adapt to a new environment.
On nature conservation:
Hong Kong's hillside monkey colonies are a popular draw for tourists and locals, but after reports of them stealing children's lunches, running amok in a school yard and shoplifting bread, some are fed up with the pesky primates.
Government press release: