13 May '11, 4am

Reminder not to release animals into the wild on Vesak Day: NParks

Reminder not to release animals into the wild on Vesak Day: NParks

SINGAPORE: The National Parks Board (NParks) on Friday reminded members of the public not to release animals into the wild on Vesak Day (May 17) as they would be doing more harm than good. Its director of conservation, Mr Wong Tuan Wah, said: "We would like to appeal to the public not to release animals into the wild, as they are not likely to survive. Many die within a day as they are not used to the surroundings and are not able to cope in the wild." Last year, NParks saw five cases where people released animals into the wild. These included fish, frogs and crickets, which can be easily bought at aquarium shops. To raise public awareness on the harm of releasing animals into the wild, NParks is working with volunteers to carry out 'Operation No Release' in the nature reserves and reservoirs this weekend. Mr Henry Baey, President of the Buddhist Fellowship, agreed that re...

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