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Taiwan News Quick Take

Staff writer, with CNA

CRIME

Poachers nabbed with deer

Two Aboriginal men from Taitung were detained yesterday in Hualien for hunting and killing more than 12 Reeves’ muntjac, also known as Formosan barking deer, a protected species. The two men, residents of Taitung County’s Yanping Township (延平), were stopped by police in the mountainous region of Yongfeng (永豐) on the border between the two counties. Authorities searched their vehicle and found the carcasses of 14 deer, including two pregnant females — the largest single illegal poaching haul ever discovered in the nation, police said. The men, identified by their Chinese surnames Yu and Wang, said they were hunting the animals for food. They have been referred to prosecutors for further investigation. The barking deer is a solitary, small deer known for its distinctive cry. It is a protected species in Taiwan. According to law, Aborigines are allowed to hunt for food, although some restrictions apply.

ART

‘Thank-you’ show to open

Japanese master calligrapher Fuyoh Kobayashi is to hold her first exhibition in Taipei this weekend as a show of gratitude to Taiwan and Taiwanese for their assistance after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan. The two-day exhibition opens on Saturday at Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Japan’s Interchange Association said yesterday. Kobayashi is to arrive in Taipei tomorrow for a four-day visit, the association said. In the wake of the March 11 disaster, which killed nearly 20,000 people, Taiwan donated about US$260 million in relief and reconstruction aid to Japan, the highest amount donated by any country in the world.

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