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Police find 70 bird corpses, headless mammals on bus

(Global Times)

10:49, November 10, 2011

Police discovered the corpses of 70 birds, including Common Cranes, Demoiselle Cranes and wild geese, on a bus at Kangzhuang checkpoint, Yanqing county Tuesday evening.

Many of the birds are national protected species, the Beijing Evening News reported.

The remains were spotted in a regular inspection of cars and buses on the Beijing-Tibet Highway. Police also discovered a number of headless, disemboweled mammals wrapped in plastic.

There were also six live caged birds on board the bus, which came from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and was heading for Tianjin.

Two drivers and a conductor, who claimed that they were helping others transport the dead animals, were detained.

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