A cow eats grass brought in by volunteers on the remote Tap Mun, or Grass Island, in northeast Hong Kong as the animals struggle to find enough food thanks to a sudden influx of day-trippers and campers from the city due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP A cow eats grass brought in by volunteers on the remote Tap Mun, or Grass Island, in northeast Hong Kong as the animals struggle to find enough food thanks to a sudden influx of day-trippers and campers from the city due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
A cow eats grass brought in by volunteers on the remote Tap Mun, or Grass Island, in northeast Hong Kong as the animals struggle to find enough food thanks to a sudden influx of day-trippers and campers from the city due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
Wellness

An island in Hong Kong is out of grass for its feral cows, their pasture destroyed by a stampede of campers escaping Covid-19 restrictions 

  • Volunteers have resorted to cutting fresh grass and shipping it to the island, also called Tap Mun, to stop the herd from starving to death
  • A surge in visitors has trampled herd’s food source, creating an ecological disaster and leaving cows to eat rubbish they leave behind

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A cow eats grass brought in by volunteers on the remote Tap Mun, or Grass Island, in northeast Hong Kong as the animals struggle to find enough food thanks to a sudden influx of day-trippers and campers from the city due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP A cow eats grass brought in by volunteers on the remote Tap Mun, or Grass Island, in northeast Hong Kong as the animals struggle to find enough food thanks to a sudden influx of day-trippers and campers from the city due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
A cow eats grass brought in by volunteers on the remote Tap Mun, or Grass Island, in northeast Hong Kong as the animals struggle to find enough food thanks to a sudden influx of day-trippers and campers from the city due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
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