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AR volunteers in Sai Kung slam lame way of catching strays

Hong Kong - [South China Morning Post]

Dog traps set by the government to catch strays should be banned because they inflict too much pain, campaigners of animal rights say.

One dog had to chew off part of its paw to escape a trap in Sai Kung, they say.

The dog, now in a kennel on Tai Lam Wu Road near Ho Chung, was first seen limping around with a trap and metal chain near the Clearwater Bay Equestrian Centre in March, according to the Sai Kung Stray Friends group.

It then stepped into a second snare set up by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department a few weeks ago.

A volunteer who found the dog criticized the department for aiming at "easy targets". She tried to catch the dog to remove the snare, but failed.

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