Two calves were apparently knocked down by a vehicle in the early hours of Thursday on Bride’s Pool Road in Sha Tau Kok, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday.
Staff from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took away an injured calf for treatment, while the other was found dead at the scene.
The injured calf was reportedly euthanized later, as its injuries were deemed too severe.
A herd of more than 20 cows were spotted wandering around the scene of the crash.
Police found the mud flap of a truck nearby and believed it could belong to a vehicle that hit the calves and fled.
Sai Kung Cattle’s Angel founder Tam Sze-wing said cows often like to rest on asphalt roads during hot summer nights, as the surface is cooler.
However, this behavior dramatically increases the chance of the animals being hit by motor vehicles.
Tam called for drivers to exercise self-discipline and drive at a safe speed and with headlights turned on, paying attention to any animals approaching from the roadside.
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