Press take it to next level with drones

Central Station | 14 May 2019

Drones were seen flying above the Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse yesterday as the media attempted to take photos and videos of pigs being culled and transferred onto trucks.

The high-tech devices, which have surged in popularity over recent years, made it effortless for the media, who are barred from the premises, to get a look inside.

In the footage TVB obtained, several other drones were seen flying over the site.

It marked a great leap forward from when reporters used crane trucks to take pictures of former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen's house in Kowloon Tong in 2012, when his illegal structures scandal surfaced.

At the time, the road outside Tang's property was teeming with crane trucks, as photographers had to stand on the platforms to be high enough to capture the entirety of the premises.

But crane trucks have fallen out of fashion, since with drones, they were able to get a bird's eye view of the slaughterhouse without having to ascend to dizzying heights.

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