November 10, 2014 3:14pm
Two alumni of the University of the Philippines voiced dismay over the killing of rare wildlife in the UP Diliman Lagoon, after witnessing a particularly violent incident Sunday afternoon, November 9.
Lu-Ann Bajarias said she and husband Amado Jr. were horrified to see the hunting and killing of a rare and elusive Black Bittern by three men in the Lagoon at around 2 p.m. Sunday.
At the time, she said three men had been combing the area, collecting crabs, fish, and what they might consider edible.
"We saw one of the men violently hit something in the water. The sound traveled enough for us to go running, expecting the worst. They held up in pride the elusive Black Bittern (Dupetor flavicollis) of UP Diliman," she said in a Facebook post.