In broad daylight, three cute parrots become a cash cow to buy and sell at will!
A fruit stall at Fu Choi Street, Yuen Long, was accused of illegally selling parrots. A bird cage was placed opposite the shop. There were two parrots on the cage and one in the cage. A styrofoam board was placed on the top of the cage. ) A sentence of 1400$".
In an interview, the female stall owner A Juan claimed that her South Asian husband took the parrot from a friend yesterday (23rd) and put it in the store temporarily. Someone put the styrofoam board with the price on the top of the cage, and claimed that He doesn't speak Chinese, and speaks bluntly "Such a tricky".
On the opposite side of the fruit stall is a bird cage with three cockatiels and a styrofoam to indicate the price.
Some netizens suspected that someone was buying and selling animals illegally. Last night, they uploaded the photo to the Facebook group "Hong Kong Emergency Reporting Area", which immediately became a hot topic. Some people questioned the origin of the parrots, and it is not ruled out that someone caught the lost bird or adopted it. The birds who came back said, "I think they ordered the lost birds to be sold." "It's like Cheng Ri's Facebook Bird Valley appears and asks people to adopt them and sell them!"
Some netizens were dissatisfied, saying that they had reported it through the government's "1823" mobile phone program.
According to photos uploaded by netizens, one of the photos captured a South Asian man who was accused of being the stall owner.
Female file owner: I don’t know what a tricky side
A reporter from "Hong Kong 01" went to Fucai Street this afternoon to find out that the fruit stall continued to be open, but the male stall owner was not seen, nor any parrots for sale. Two women in the fruit stall started work, and they were asked about it online. Both said that they did not know about the sale of parrots in this stall.
At about 4 pm, A Juan, the female fruit stall owner, was interviewed. She claimed that her South Asian husband obtained a parrot from an immigrant friend at the Tuen Mun West Rail Station yesterday, and temporarily placed the parrot outside the stall. "My husband likes it. Raise, raise in the house," and occasionally my husband will bring other birds to the store.
Regarding the charge of selling birds this time, A Juan said that some people took pictures and put them on Facebook for some reason, "Selling birds, and concealing cards." She claimed that she could not read Chinese, and she didn't know who would write that. The price of the styrofoam board is placed on the birdcage, "I don't know it's so tricky."
She also pointed out that at 10 o'clock last night, more than a dozen FEHD staff arrived at the scene, saying that they received complaints from many people saying that they were selling birds on the site, and that they only made verbal complaints in the end.
There are no parrots for sale today in the fruit stall.
(Photo by Weng Yuhui)
In response to enquiries, the FEHD stated that it had not received any complaints from the aforementioned shops selling birds.
According to records, during a routine inspection in the area of the above site last night, officers of the Department found that there were two birds outside the shop. The person in charge of the shop stated that the birds belonged to his pets and were not for sale.
Nevertheless, the department staff has warned the person in charge of the shop not to engage in unlicensed sales, otherwise they may be prosecuted.
Officials of the Department went to the shop again today and did not find any birds placed outside the shop.
The FEHD will continue to monitor the situation on the site and take appropriate actions.
Parrot expert Ms. Wang said that after reading online pictures, the parrots were of "cocktail" species, called "Xuanfeng" or "Sunbird" in Taiwan, and the price was below 1,000 Hong Kong dollars. She suspected that some parrots had their feathers cut, so Put it on the bird cage, but place it along the street. If you encounter wild cats, it will be a threat to the parrot.
She said that due to immigration or other reasons, there are many posts about abandoning parrots on the Internet, hoping to find someone to adopt, and it is not ruled out that some people adopt parrots to resell them for profit.
According to the "Public Health (Animals and Birds) (Animal Vendors) Regulations" Chapter 139B of the Laws of Hong Kong: Anyone who trades in animals must obtain an animal vendor license issued by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Can be fined 100,000 yuan.
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