Web users have called on authorities to track down a couple in Dazhou, Sichuan province who recently posted photos of themselves posing proudly next to several wild birds they’d hunted.
The images were posted to Weibo by @TheWorldWildlifeConservation, which asked netizens to “please search and report this couple […] they are seriously endangering wildlife.” The post was forwarded over 1,000 times.
Park rangers in Dazhou have taken the report seriously and launched further investigation into the photos, according to NetEase News,
The pictures show a young man in a black shirt holding a slingshot and a white bird. Another photo shows the same man striking a pose with a crossbow in his hand.
A young female is also captured in a photo posing with a little bird. Other images show someone holding a knife up to the neck of a bird, and numbers of birds lying dead beside a butcher knife.
Local authorities said that while some of the birds pictured are commonly raised by famers, the couple could face charges for killing the white bird, which may be classified as an endangered species.
Local authorities will proceed with further investigation.
By Tanto Chen
[Images via: news.163.com]