University condemns on-campus animal abuse
By Adam Tyrsett Kuo ,The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- National Tsing Hua University (NTHU, 清大) yesterday urged members of the public to notify the police if they have seen people shooting animals on its campus, after a live squirrel pierced with a crossbow arrow was discovered on university grounds.
March 13, 2013, 12:15 am TWN
The university has a beautiful ecological environment, NTHU Vice President Yip Ming-chuen (葉銘泉) said, adding that its faculty and students are also very fond of animals.
Yip explained that the public often comes to enjoy the campus and see the squirrels by its scenic lakes.
The vice president said that the incident involving the squirrel was “absolutely unacceptable,” and that the university will increase patrol efforts and clamp down on animal abuse.
NTHU urged the public to call its campus police via (03)571-4769 if any cases of animal abuse are witnessed on university grounds.
NTHU said that it has also contacted Hsinchu City's Environmental Protection Bureau for assistance.
As to the wounded squirrel, the university said that experts from Hsinchu zoo have been contacted to capture the animal for treatment and eventual release to its natural habitat.
The animal in question is reportedly a red-bellied tree squirrel.
This undated photograph shows a live squirrel with a crossbow arrow through its torso on National Tsing Hua University's (NTHU) campus. NTHU yesterday released a statement ...