Friday, 20 May 2011

Behold the cow

The SCMP reported this week on a botched attempt to remove three water buffalo from Mui Wo, Lantau Island. The buffalo are considered to be a danger after a man was injured by one in March. Residents are divided over the issue, with buffalo supporters arguing that there is plenty of space and that since the buffalo are wetland animals, the marshlands around Mui Wo are an ideal environment for them.

Different varieties of feral cattle of can be seen all over rural Hong Kong, from Lantau to Sai Kung and as far as Tap Mun. In my experience, never have these lovely animals felt threatning; they seem to lead their lives very peacefully alongside the local people. To me, the countryside would not be the same without them. See what you think:

More water buffalo - at Pui O

Leading a cow's life by the sea in Sai Kung

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