Three detained for live streaming hawk taming in NW China
YINCHUAN, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- Three men in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region have been detained for live streaming the taming of goshawk, which is under national-level protection, local forest police said Sunday.
On Dec. 19, forest police of Guyuan found two men suspected of broadcasting a hawk domestication performance in a forest on a live streaming platform, attracting crowds of online viewers, but soon the show came to a halt.
Police confirmed the bird in the video as a goshawk, and the place where the suspects "performed."
At around 3 p.m. the same day, three suspects were arrested when they began live streaming with two hawks again.
The two hawks have been rescued and released. Further investigation continues.