Life and death in Sha Tin river
RECENTLY I walked along the river in Sha Tin and was amazed to see literally thousands of fish jumping out of the water. At the time I thought it was spectacular, especially because I didn't believe the river could sustain any life.
Two days later I went back and found that there were thousands of dead fish floating on the surface.
The stark contrast of the activity only days before, with this audible silence was so sickening that I stared on in disbelief until I noticed a large number of passers-by also observing the scene.
However, most were relatively short glances, and as an old man showed, by throwing a plastic container into the sludge, the attitude of act now, think later, is still rampant in people's minds.
I am appalled.
BRETT PARKER Sha Tin