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Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

“What many peo­ple don’t know is that hunt­ing spar­rows is il­le­gal.”

A lo­cal gang of­ten hunts spar­rows in the coun­try­side in Songjiang and Jin­shan dis­tricts. One night in July, they were caught with a bag filled with 277 spar­rows, which they had caught us­ing torches, nets, bam­boo poles and other im­ple­ments, Shang­hai Morn­ing Post re­ported Tues­day. They were ar­rested by po­lice, as hunt­ing spar­rows is in fact a mu­nic­i­pal crime, though many lo­cals are not aware of this fact.

Il­lus­tra­tions: Chen Xia/GT

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