Illegal wild boar traps maiming stray dogs

It is not known who is laying the traps, although groups of men have been seen entering the forested areas. It is believed they were hoping to trap the wild boar for food. The dogs were abandoned when farms cleared out of areas in the north of Singapore. They live in deserted areas, foraging for food and falling prey to the illegal traps. Their plight was brought to light when animal activists posted pictures online of injured dogs, some with only one, two or three limbs. When The Straits Times visited the areas near Kranji on Friday, animal activists were trying to retrieve a female dog that had lost three legs, with the help of retiree S.C. Nar. Mr Nar, 63, has been regularly feeding the strays every day for the past 11 years, spending up to $1,000 a month. He told The Straits Times that the illegal traps were placed deep in the forested area, 'sometimes among the wild l...

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