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Online 9 Nov 07
Poachers sighted in forested area near Tampines
Letter from Joyce Chng
I refer to recent reports on animal poaching.
I am shocked and disgusted to catch poachers in the act in a forested area near Tampines Avenue 9, which is next to Tampines North Primary School.
I am a nature lover and often take photos around the area because I live nearby.
Occasionally, I would head to the forested area in Tampines to photograph the rich flora and fauna.
However, I received a rude shock on Nov 2 when I found three suspicious-looking men with cages hiding among the bushes there.
One of them had covered his bicycle with army camouflage patterns.
I also noticed that he had also strapped several cages onto the bicycle.
When I stepped forward, he was unnerved and scrambled to retrieve a spotted dove nearby that had been used as bait.
There were two other men in front and they too were startled.
I hope that the relevant authorities, such as the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority and the National Parks Board will look into the issue.
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