The Hong Kong government is trying to get rid of feral cows and buffalo. Cows in Cheung Sha, Lantau. Photo: Simon O’Reilly The Hong Kong government is trying to get rid of feral cows and buffalo. Cows in Cheung Sha, Lantau. Photo: Simon O’Reilly
The Hong Kong government is trying to get rid of feral cows and buffalo. Cows in Cheung Sha, Lantau. Photo: Simon O’Reilly
Ed Peters
Opinion

Opinion

Ed Peters

Feral cows and buffalo in Hong Kong should be left alone – they are part of the rural landscape

  • The Hong Kong government has tried various schemes to get rid of the herds of gentle feral cattle and buffalo
  • The latest plan is a sterilisation programme, but why remove them in the first place?

The Hong Kong government is trying to get rid of feral cows and buffalo. Cows in Cheung Sha, Lantau. Photo: Simon O’Reilly The Hong Kong government is trying to get rid of feral cows and buffalo. Cows in Cheung Sha, Lantau. Photo: Simon O’Reilly
The Hong Kong government is trying to get rid of feral cows and buffalo. Cows in Cheung Sha, Lantau. Photo: Simon O’Reilly
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Ed Peters

Ed Peters

Ed Peters is one of Asia's most experienced travel writers, and has reported for the Post from every continent except Antarctica.