Analyses | Environment and energy | 2017-04-24 | Sing Tao

Releasing animals: Giving them a new life or the ‘death penalty’?

As a religious practice, some people will release animals into the wild at Buddha's Birthday and Cheung Chau Bun Festival. However, this kind of practice has long been criticised by environmental organisations as potentially life-threatening for animals and even damaging the ecosystem. How does the religious sector respond to these critics? Is it feasible for the Government to regulate animal release via legislation? Are there any win-win solutions?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.