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Weekly News Digest 31 August

Weekly News Digests | Date: September 6, 2015

The following are the key stories concerning environmental issues in Hong Kong for the week 31 August – 6 September.

On wildlife conservation:
Man held after wild boars killed
Two wild boars were found dead in Kowloon Reservoir. A man was arrested for allegedly killing the wild boars and another two suspects are now on the run.

A decomposing whale shark, five metres long, was found off Cheung Chau in Hong Kong with nylon rope around its tail
A nylon rope may have caused the death of a 5-meter long whale shark whose carcass was found near Cheung Chau island.

On animal welfare:
Catnapped! Charges dropped against man who stole blind cat from a bookstore
On the 4th September, the prosecution withdrew charges against a 20-year-old man who faced charges for allegedly stealing a cat from a bookstore.

Animal group controversially invites kids to crawl inside pet cages to learn about bad breeders
Photos of young children in cages has sparked controversy, a local animal group Non-Profit Making Veterinary Clinic (NPV) has literally asked children spent time in cages without parental consent.