Mother who plucked peacock’s feather to please daughter sparks outrage online

Screenshot from Sina Weibo


A mother who plucked a feather from a peacock at a scenic spot in North China’s Hebei Province to please her daughter has sparked outrage online with legal experts saying her behavior may have violated some laws.

A video clip circulating on the internet shows the woman at the Yansaihu scenic spot in Qinhuangdao, Hebei, plucking a feather from a peacock’s tail to please her daughter. The incident attracted a slew of criticism from the public who asked the management office of the scenic spot to punish her. 

However, the management office said it can only educate her and has no right to punish her as they have never come across such an incident before. They left the case in the hands of the local government and said they will reserve the right to hold her accountable for the incident based on the peacock’s condition. 

A staffer from the management department of the scenic spot told the Global Times on Sunday that the tourist in dispute has not contacted…

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