By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The government is mulling over whether to allow the conditional opening of
non-endangered animal hunting in specified National Parks across the island, reports said Wednesday.
Minister of the Interior Chen Wei-zen pointed out during a press conference in the morning that it would need to discuss the matter with experts to determine if Taiwan’s native aborigines can practice their annual animal hunting ritual during festivities.
“The ministry hopes to come up with a draft proposal for legislative review before inauguration of the new government,” he said.
Chen said the existing National Park Law clearly prohibits the killing of wildlife, and that the law would need to be amended before the passage of the conditional term. [FULL STORY]