A DEER and a dog have been killed in the New Territories by traps believed to have been set by exotic food lovers. The RSPCA received a report three days ago about an injured barking deer on a hillside behind the upmarket housing development of Hong Lok Yuen in Tai Po. The deer, with a leg broken, was rescued by RSPCA staff and sent to the Agriculture and Fisheries Department, where vets, finding that it was too seriously injured, put down the 40-kilogram animal. Barking deer are not an endangered species, but are protected under the Wild Animal Protection Ordinance in Hong Kong. The RSPCA received another report from a Hong Lok Yuen resident on Thursday about a dog being trapped on the same hillside. RSPCA superintendent Graham Cheng, who led vets to rescue the dog, said: ''We had to put down the dog. We saw a lot of blood on the ground. Its leg had broken. We removed the trap.'' He believed someone wanted to catch wild animals to eat.