A Close-up of harsh wildlife dragging traps in the Son Tra Peninsula

April 13, 2023

Pictures of wild creatures such as monkeys and brown-shanked douc langurs dragging on one foot of a trap are becoming increasingly common in Da Nang’s Son Tra peninsula. As they saw the human shadow, they fled for their lives, wailing in agony…

A ferret that had become entangled in a trap was rescued. Screenshots

Screams of agony as a result of being caught by wild creatures on the Son Tra peninsula. Kim Lien video

A group of photographers spotted several trapped wild animals at Son Tra Natural Reserve in Da Nang in early April. One of the photographers reported seeing a bunch of monkeys sprinting by him as he raced up Son Tra mountain near Tien Sa port. A newborn monkey was among them, carrying a trap by its feet and wailing pitifully.

The photographic crew captured an individual tilapia dragging along a trap glued to the sewage while stopping at a little sewer to snapshots. “We yelled for everyone to come to our aid. The mink was freed from the trap after 10 minutes, but whether it survived or not is unknown. “Maybe, authorities will take steps to safeguard wildlife and liberate them from the terrifying death traps,” said one photographer.

When there was no way for the titmouse to escape, it stopped screaming and lay still. Screenshots

A rescue image with the titmouse’s sad scream of suffering is shown with these sharing lines.

According to the Son Tra – Ngu Hanh Son Inter-District Forest Protection Department, since the beginning of the year, this unit has coordinated 74 patrols, and 27 raids in the forest, capturing over 100 traps and more than 300 cable traps, and dismantling two logger camps. Three trapped turtles, squirrels, and monkeys were also rescued by rangers.

Wild animal traps were uncovered in the Son Tra woodland, resulting in the animals’ amputations. Thanh Truc’s photograph

Animal traps may be seen along the road leading to the Son Tra peninsula, in the Tho Quang ward of the Son Tra district. Animal traps have been put in the Son Tra woodland for many years since individuals and visitors are allowed to enter and exit the special-use forest. Meanwhile, the forest ranger is not permitted to conduct administrative inspections of the residents, making supervision extremely difficult. Although rangers patrol day and night, just 8 persons administer over 3,700 hectares of forest area.

Ms. Thanh Truc, a volunteer with the group Joining Hands to Save and Conserve Son Tra Wildlife, stated that the situation of wildlife hunting in the Son Tra Peninsula has lately gotten more problematic and multifaceted. In the Son Tra peninsula, people are constantly photographing creatures captured in clamp traps (monkeys, weasels with clamp traps on their limbs, legless chickens, and limb amphibians).

“The challenge of feeding monkeys is one of the reasons why wild animals get ensnared in traps. There has yet to be a sort of retribution for this transgression of nature.

For a long time, people feeding monkeys created advantageous conditions for hunters. As a result of the unmanaged scenario, the monkeys in Son Tra not only lose their survival instincts but also form herds of amputees that serve as a handy supply of wildlife hunting for trade groups” – Ms. Truc cautioned.

Source: The Labour News


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