A cow in a field outside the Tsang Tai Uk walled village, in Sha Tin, in 1981. Photo: SCMP A cow in a field outside the Tsang Tai Uk walled village, in Sha Tin, in 1981. Photo: SCMP
A cow in a field outside the Tsang Tai Uk walled village, in Sha Tin, in 1981. Photo: SCMP
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Holy cow! How Hong Kong got its beef with eating meat

Today's seemingly arbitrary religious beliefs involving cattle and beef once served an important practical purpose, writes Jason Wordie.

A cow in a field outside the Tsang Tai Uk walled village, in Sha Tin, in 1981. Photo: SCMP A cow in a field outside the Tsang Tai Uk walled village, in Sha Tin, in 1981. Photo: SCMP
A cow in a field outside the Tsang Tai Uk walled village, in Sha Tin, in 1981. Photo: SCMP
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