Sunday, July 5, 2015   

MTR criticized for killing stray dog
(08-21 16:37)

MTR Corporation is facing strong criticism after a stray dog was killed on the East Rail Line yesterday.
The rail operator was accused of refusing to suspend train services to allow more time to save the dog, which was spotted at Sheung Shui station around 10 am yesterday. MTRC delayed the services for six minutes but the dog remained on the rail. It was hit by a train from the mainland 30 minutes later, and the body was discovered new Fanling station.
Pictures were seen on the internet that the dog was trying to climb back to the platform but no effort had been made to help it.
It was believed that the control center in Tsing Yi had ordered to resume the service before the critical eight-minute mark was reached. A delay of more than eight minutes would have to be reported to the Transport Department.
Animal activists protested at the station earlier today, local media reported. It also sparked outrage among netizens who commented on Facebook and other social media platform, saying more should have been done to save the dog.   
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